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FIFA on Wednesday suspended a ban on Barcelona transferring players while the club makes an appeal against the sanction. Football's world body, which this month banned Barcelona from buying players for 14 months for breaching rules on the registration of minors, announced the suspension in a statement. Barcelona has appealed against what would be a dramatic restriction on its operations and asked for the sanction to be suspended, the FIFA statement said. The Spanish club are desperate to find a new goalkeeper and replacements for veterans such as Carlos Puyol.