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Luis Suarez could make his Barcelona debut on Monday

The CAS have relaxed the ban on any football activity that was given to the former Liverpool striker after his World Cup bite.

Despite Luis Suarez's four-month-ban being upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, it has been ruled that the Uruguay striker is allowed to train with his teammates and appear in friendly matches. This means that the former Liverpool star could make his debut for Barcelona in Monday's friendly with Mexican outfit Club Leon.

The player's lawyers said in a statement: "As a result [of the appeal], Suarez is now permitted to train and attend matches with his Barcelona team mates in preparation for the new season."

Suarez's £75 million move from Liverpool has dominated much of the back pages over the summer, with even more interest in the player and his future after he bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

That act, his third convicted bite in a professional football match, saw him banned from playing as well as participating in any footballing activities. It meant that Suarez is yet to be formally announced at the Nou Camp, or meet his new teammates there.

The CAS ruled that FIFA's four-month-ban was "excessive" in its banning of any football-related activity

The 27-year-old is now likely to play some part in Barca's game with Mexican champions Leon, who have former Wigan striker Mauro Boselli on their books.

The striker remains in line to make his competitive debut for Barcelona away to Real Madrid on the 26th October, and sees his international ban remaining only for Uruguay's competitive games, leaving him free to play in upcoming international friendlies against Japan and South Korea.

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