Luis Suarez Likely to Make La Liga Debut Against Real Madrid F.C.

Luis Suarez was signed by F.C. Barcelona but has been unable to play in La Liga as he is currently serving a ban for biting an opponent during the FIFA World Cup.

updated: September 11, 2014 12:59 IST
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The Catalan club had appealed against the length of Luis Suarez's ban in August, but their appeal was rejected.


Madrid: FC Barcelona have confirmed that new signing Luis Suarez will be able to make his debut in the 'Clasico' against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium October 25.

The Spanish Football League, announced the date and time for the much anticipated fixture Wednesday and for a short period it was thought Suarez, who is serving a four month ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup finals, would not be able to play as his suspension ended on that day, reports Xinhua.

However, Barcelona have issued a statement confirming the ban actually ends midnight Oct 24, meaning that if coach Luis Enrique sees fit, Suarez could play.

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