Luis Suarez is wearing Barcelona training gear at long last.
Despite upholding the Uruguayan striker's four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled on Thursday that Suarez is allowed to begin training with the Catalan club. And as a result, Friday saw the 27-year-old take part in a Barcelona training session for the first time since he joined the club in a £75-million transfer from Liverpool in July.
Suarez, who joined the team's main group in training, also spoke to the media afterwards, claiming that he's happy to "feel like a footballer again" and is "only thinking about his the future, which is at FC Barcelona, the club who I dreamed of playing for."
Although his ban ends on Oct. 26, which is the exact date that Barca are scheduled to visit Real Madrid in the next instalment of El Clasico, Suarez will be presented to supporters on Monday before the Joan Gamper Trophy match between Barca and Mexican outfit Leon, and he could even take the pitch as the CAS ruling means he can play in friendlies.
Culled from THE SCORE