Replacing the TB6612FNG with L293D ? /help

I live in Poland and I do not have the possibility to buy TB6612FNG motor driver.
I heard L293D is replacement for TB6612FNG.
Is it true?
Can I replace TB6612FNG motor driver in 3pi robot this motor driver L293D ?


You can compare the datasheets for the two motor drivers to see how you can use one in place of the other. Why would you want to replace the motor driver on the 3pi, though? The 3pi comes with the TB6612FNG motor driver already installed.

- Ben