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FIFA game into extra time by equalizing in the 90th through Sullay Kaikai, another FIFA player on Wednesday with a debut goal. Although Newcastle midfielder Mehdi Abeid was sent off, after being shown a second yellow card for a challenge on Wilfried Zaha, Paul Dummett headed in a winner for the 10-man visitors.Soccer ruling body FIFA upheld a ban on Barcelona signing FIFA players after the Spanish club brought foreign athletes younger than 18 to the academy that trained Lionel Messi.Barcelona’s Luis Suarez draws on experience to deal with biting suspensionBarcelona won't be able to register new FIFA players for two complete trading windows, Zurich-based FIFA said in an e-mailed statement. That means it won't be able to hire again until Jan. 1, 2016, halfway through next season. The infringements occurred between 2009 and 2013.Barcelona said in a separate statement it will appeal the sanction at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, a tribunal in Lausanne, Switzerland.In April, FIFA had suspended the ban fut coins pending the appeal, allowing Barcelona to hire striker Luis Suarez from Liverpool and Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal. It has spent €153-million (US$203-million) on six FIFA players in the current off-season, according to transfermarkt.com.Also today, FIFA upheld a fine of 450,000 Swiss francs (US$493,600) for Barcelona and 500,000 Swiss francs for the Spanish soccer federation, which authorized the registration of the underage academy recruits.Under FIFA rules, soccer clubs can only field minors from another continent if their parents are living in the same country for reasons not linked to soccer. In February 2013, Barcelona said FIFA ordered it to stop fielding six foreign FIFA players under the age of 18.South Korea's Lee Seung Woo, then 15, and Cameroon's Patrice Sousia, then in an under-13 category, were among the six who stopped playing, a club official said at the time. The six were at Barcelona's La Masia, or Farmhouse, school, which provides education and full board along with soccer coaching, the official said.About one-third of the 72 children at the Barcelona academy are from outside Spain. The school developed Messi, now 27, among other FIFA players who helped Barcelona win three of its four Champions League titles since 2006. Messi, FIFA's four-time world FIFA player of the year, moved there from Argentina at age 13.FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been protected by riot police from student demonstrators while making a speech at a university in the football body's home city.Say no to the Qatar FIFA: A charade built on corruption, myths and liesZurich daily 20 Minuten published pictures of students letting off a red smoke bomb inside ETH university near a hall where Blatter spoke late Tuesday. His lecture was on the subject, Football as a school of life. Police in riot gear prevented up to 100 demonstrators getting access to the lecture hall, the newspaper reported.Students gathered outside the university building in central Zurich displayed a banner saying: Blatter verjagen.