Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez will participate in his first training with his new club after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that the Uruguayan international would be allowed to train with the team and paricipate in friendlies.
In an announcement on Thursday afternoon, CAS ruled that Suarez would be allowed to train and play in friendlies, such as the club’s upcoming Gamper Trophy game against Club Leon, but upheld FIFA’s four-month ban for competitive matches, meaning the player will miss eight La Liga matches and three Champions League matches.
Following the ruling, Barcelona released a statement, stating that Suarez would participate in his first training session since finalising his 85 million euro transfer from Liverpool last month and would be presented to the media ahead of the Gamper Trophy match.
“Following the ruling handed down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding the ban handed down by FIFA against Luis Suarez, FC Barcelona learned that the player will be allowed to train with the team tomorrow, Friday, at 9:30am at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper.”
The matches Suarez will miss are as follows;
24 August – Elche (H)
31 August – Villarreal (A)
14 September – Athletic Bilbao (H)
21 September – Levante (A)
24 September – Málaga (A)
28 September – Granada (H)
5 October – Rayo Vallecano (A)
19 October – Eibar (H)
Champions League Group Stage
16 or 17 September
30 September or 1 October
21 or 22 October