Luis Suarez's appeal of his four-month ban from "football-related" activities has been set for Aug. 8, BBC Sport reports.
BBC Sport reports that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) has agreed to come to a quick decision, possibly as soon as the end of the week after the hearing.
Barcelona's first La Liga match is scheduled for Aug. 24. If Suarez does not win the appeal, he will not be able to play for the club until late October.
Suarez was also banned from playing in nine international matches and was fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($110,400).
- Sarah Barshop