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Luis Suarez

27-Year-Old Forward     Barcelona  La Liga


Uruguay

STATUS:  Suspended    EST. RETURN:  10/25/2014
Birthdate:  January 24, 1987    Birthplace:  Salto, Uruguay
Nationality:  Uruguay    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  176 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year contract with FC Barcelona in July 2014 after transferring from Liverpool.

October 20, 2014    Luis Suarez News

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Suarez, whose four-month suspension for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup ends Friday, claims he is 100 percent fit, and he could make his Barcelona debut Saturday against Real Madrid.

While he claims full fitness, Suarez hasn't played in a competitive match yet this season due to the ban, though he did play two matches for Uruguay during the recent international break. He'll form a dynamic trio with Lionel Messi and Neymar, though he may not be inserted immediately into the starting XI.

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Luis Suarez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 19, 2014

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Suarez came on in the 75th minute of Barcelona's preseason friendly with Club Leon on Monday.

The match was Suarez's first for Barcelona after transferring from Liverpool earlier this summer, but he is still suspended until the end of October for his latest biting incident. There is no question that he's a dominant scorer when he's on the pitch, but it's still going to be awhile before he makes his La Liga debut.

August 17, 2014

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Suarez, who is suspended until the end of October for his World Cup biting incident, will play in Monday's preseason friendly with Club Leon, Goal.com reports.

Suarez has been cleared to train with the squad and participate in friendlies, but he won't make a competitive appearance until the end of October or early November.

August 14, 2014

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Suarez's four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup was upheld Thursday, but he will be allowed to train and participate in friendlies with Barcelona, The Guardian reports.

Suarez could make his first appearance for the club this Monday, when Barca face Mexican side Club Leon in a friendly at Camp Nou.

July 11, 2014

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FC Barcelona announced Friday that they have reached a transfer agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of Suarez. The striker will have a medical next week and sign a five-year contract.

Suarez is a major signing for Barcelona after tying the Premier League 38-game goal-scoring record last season. However, he is ineligible to play or train with Barca until November after he was suspended for four months by FIFA for the third biting incident of his career. Nevertheless, when he does get back on the pitch, the trio of Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar (back) will be one of the best in the World.

July 4, 2014

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Suarez is believed to be close to transferring to FC Barcelona, as the club has reportedly agreed to pay the 75 million release clause in his contract with Liverpool, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The Echo also reported that Suarez has already agreed to personal terms for a five-year contract with the Catalan club. There was talk that Barcelona was going to send Alexis Sanchez and a reduced cash amount to Liverpool, but Sanchez has now been taken out of the deal and replaced with an all-cash offer. Suarez is suspended from all football activities until late October for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup, but FIFA already announced that the ban would not prohibit a transfer. Suarez will remarkably leave Liverpool after tying the 38-game single-season Premier League scoring record with 31 goals.

June 26, 2014

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Suarez was banned Thursday from participating for Uruguay for nine games and was barred from any football-related activities for four months after he bit an Italian opponent in Tuesday's match, the Associated Press reports.

Suarez helped propel Uruguay to the Round of 16 with a dazzling two-goal performance in the team's second match against England, but his absence for the rest of the World Cup could make it difficult for the team to advance much further. The striker's lengthy history of disciplinary problems -- including separate incidents of alleged biting -- undoubtedly had a heavy influence in FIFA's decision to exact the hefty punishment.

June 25, 2014

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FIFA announced Wednesday that they will investigate whether or not Suarez bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup match against Italy on Tuesday, ESPN FC reports.

Uruguay plays Colombia on Saturday in the round of 16, so a decision by FIFA will likely have to come quickly regarding the bite. Whether or not Suarez did actually bite Chiellini, there was clearly some kind of malicious intent. Suarez has already been banned twice in his career for biting opponents, which will surely play a part in FIFA's penalty determination.