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Eduardo dive ban scrapped in Uefa U-turn

ARSENAL striker Eduardo last night declared himself happy that &ldquo;the truth&rdquo; had come out after European chiefs Uefa performed a remarkable U-turn and overturned his two-match ban for diving.<br /><br />The Croatia international&rsquo;s tumble over Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc during last month&rsquo;s Champions League play-off clash, which Arsenal won 5-1 on aggregate, earned him a penalty but provoked outcry among Scottish supporters and officials. <br /><br />Uefa reacted to the storm by charging Eduardo with deceiving the referee and issuing a two-match suspension &ndash; an unprecedented measure that led Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to accuse the organisation of conducting a &ldquo;witch-hunt&rdquo;.<br /><br />But Uefa&rsquo;s appeals body yesterday accepted the Gunners&rsquo; protests and threw out the initial verdict, saying it was not convinced that the forward had cheated in winning the spot-kick. And Eduardo, who is now available for tomorrow&rsquo;s Champions League trip to Standard Liege and the visit of Olympiacos later this month, believes justice has finally been done.<br /><br />&ldquo;I&rsquo;m very pleased that we have finally arrived at the truth. All we needed to do was to prove what happened and we have managed to do that,&rdquo; said the 26-year-old, who also gave his version of the incident.<br /><br />&ldquo;As soon as I had the ball I headed towards goal at full speed. I was very close to the Celtic keeper and felt contact on my foot and then lost my balance. I know perhaps more than anyone else that when you have contact at speed it can be dangerous. I just want to say that I&rsquo;m a fair player. I&rsquo;m not the type of player who needs to be dishonest to score goals.&rdquo;<br /><br />Arsenal welcomed Uefa&rsquo;s climbdown in a statement, saying: &ldquo;We were able to show that there was contact between the goalkeeper and Eduardo and that the decision of the Uefa disciplinary body should be annulled.&rdquo;<br />