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What They're Saying
October 24th, 2009 8AM



"The tests will start today and continue throughout the competition, because it's important to make sure that no player is over 17. The results will be transparent; we have no reason to hide them."

-- FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on the random use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) wrist scans to check players' ages at the Under-17 World Cup. Before the tournament, host Nigeria dropped 15 players following its own MRI testing. Gambia's Baby Scorpions had 11 players from their 2009 African championship team not continue with team after MRI tests were conducted. (

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