Ex-Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez In Uruguay Squad For First Time Since Ban

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Suarez has been included in Uruguay’s 22-man squad ahead of their next two international games for the first time since his ban during the World Cup.

FC Barcelona summer signing Luis Suarez has been included in the Uruguay squad despite the controversial striker being banned for a further eight competitive international games, according to the Daily Mail.

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The South American side’s next games are friendlies, which Suarez is permitted to compete in. He will miss the Copa America next year however, and will also be ineligible for a number of World Cup qualifying games after biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in Brazil during the summer.

He is also unable to compete for club side Barcelona, with the ban coming to an end later this month. He has been playing in friendlies and youth games for the Spanish giants to keep his fitness up, but won’t be able to make his first official appearance for the club until El Clasico on the October 25.

The Former Liverpool striker should make an appearance in one or both of the national side’s games against Saudi Arabia and Oman. Uruguay’s coach Oscar Tabarez announcing the 22-man squad on Thursday ahead of their trip to the Middle East.

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