Uruguay star Luis Suarez has made his return to international football in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia after a lengthy ban. Suarez was banned from all activities related to football after biting Georgio Chiellini of Italy in this summer’s World Cup group stage match. He was handed a four months ban from all footballing activities. However, the ban was changed to nine competitive internationals after appeal from the former Liverpool striker.

Luis Suarez made his competitive return in the friendly against Saudi Arabia and set up Uruguay’s goal. The match ended 1-1. Suarez will be available for Barcelona in the vital match against Real Madrid on 25 October. He could make his debut in this season’s first El Classico. However, will Luis Enrique, the Barcelona coach, pick him for the vital match remains to be seen? It is unlikely that the 75mn pound man will start the game. But, he is an important player for the Catalans and there is a possibility that he might make an appearance as a substitute.

Luis Suarez has already made an appearance in a Barcelona shirt after the summer move in a friendly held in Qatar. Neymar and Messi have set up a formidable partnership for Barcelona this season and where Suarez will accommodate into the system is a headache for Luis Enrique.

Paul Koroma

I learned all about life with a ball at my feet. Soccer allows me to push the limitation of creativity and express myself without saying a word. Soccer is my addiction. I train. I play, and I repeat every single day.

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