Luis Suarez to train with Barcelona Friday
Luis Suarez will participate in a Barcelona training session Friday and be presented at the Camp Nou on Monday, the club announced on Thursday.
Suarez is not allowed to play in any matches with the club besides friendlies after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld his four-month ban over a biting incident at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
The Uruguayan national is eligible to play in a preseason exhibition Monday against Mexican club Leon.
Suarez could make his La Liga debut on Oct. 26, when Barcelona faces reigning Champions League winner Real Madrid in El Clasico.
FIFA issued Suarez the ban and a fine worth approximately $110,000 after he bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the 80th minute of a 2014 World Cup group stage match. Chiellini later said he thought the punishment was "excessive."
In July, FIFA rejected Suarez's appeal of the suspension, leaving an appeal before CAS as a final legal recourse.
Suarez left English club Liverpool to join Barcelona for a reported fee of $128 million this summer.
Suarez, 27, scored 31 goals in the English Premier League last season and two at the World Cup.
- Chris Johnson