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German World Cup winners will miss Crystal Palace and Besiktas

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The Gay Gooners and the Proud Lilywhites LGBT supporter groups transcend the partisan tribalism usually attributed to the clubs

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Luis Suarez arrives at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to argue his case over his four-month ban

Luis Suarez comment: Barcelona must not indulge striker if they want him to learn from mistakes

The former Liverpool striker is now allowed to train with his new team-mates, however he must still wait for his competitive debut

Luis Suarez has been cleared to play in friendly matches

Luis Suarez appeal: Striker cleared to make Barcelona debut against Club Leon in Nou Camp friendly on Monday

CAS ruled four-month ban will now be for official matches only

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