LFP president has bad news for Luis Suarez as El Clasico debut looks unlikely

The former Liverpool striker had hoped to play against Real Madrid on the 26th October.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year or so you will know that Luis Suarez has had quite the eventful summer. The former Liverpool man first did his bit in knocking England out of the World Cup. Then he blew it all, by deciding to bite Giorgio Chiellini of Italy in the next game.

After that he was sold by Liverpool to Barcelona for a fee in the region of £75 million as Brendan Rodgers finally decided to cash in on his troublesome star player.

But he has of course not yet played for Barcelona. He is still serving a four month ban for the Chiellini incident - which means he cannot play football for Barcelona again until the 26th October.

Which is when Barcelona take on Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season.

That's right, Luis Suarez' first game back in competitive action for Barcelona could come in one of the biggest games in world football. Not a bad way to start.

But that dream start has now been thrown into doubt. Despite most fans wanting it too happen it is being reported today that the game could be moved to a Saturday for television purposes.

Spanish football president Javier Tebas has told Cadena COPE radio station:

"I think El Clasico will be played on Saturday, 25 October."

Which, if true, will mean Suarez cannot play - and he will have to wait until a game the week after against Celta Vigo. Hardly the eye-catching start we are all hoping for.

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