Luis Suarez

  • Luis Suarez likely to make La Liga debut against Real Madrid September 11, 2014

    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 on Oct 25. The Spanish Football League, announced the date and time for the much anticipated fixture on Wednesday and for a short...
  • I feel like a footballer again, says Luis Suarez September 5, 2014

    Luis Suarez is starting to "feel like a footballer" once again after being allowed to train with new club Barcelona following his appeal against a FIFA ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last month upheld FIFA's decision to sideline Uruguay striker...
  • Liverpool prove life after Suarez in Spurs masterclass September 1, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his team are back to their sizzling form of last season after a superb victory over Tottenham defied those who predicted a gloomy outlook in the postLuis Suarez era. The Merseysiders' 30 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday was achieved in the same swashbuckling manner...
  • Liverpool gamble on mischiefmaker Balotelli to replace Suarez August 26, 2014

    Having just waved goodbye to a player who constantly courted controversy, Liverpool rolled out the welcome mat to Mario Balotelli on Monday, whose maverick if inconsistent talent is perhaps only rivalled by his ability to cause mischief. Following the departure of Luis Suarez on the back of a third suspension for...
  • Luis Suarez left off list for Uruguay friendlies August 22, 2014

    Luis Suarez has been left off a preliminary list of players for Uruguay's international friendly matches next month against Japan and South Korea, even though he was eligible to play after his biting ban was softened. Suarez is banned from Uruguay's next eight competitive matches for biting an opponent during the...
  • Mascherano backs Messi after World Cup disappointment August 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Javier Mascherano hasbacked his Argentina team mate Lionel Messi to respond to his World Cup disappointment on the pitch for Barcelona in the new season. Messi was named the best player at the World Cup after Argentina lost the final to Germany, a decision that was widely questioned after the...
  • Risks and rewards for Barcelona in Spanish league August 20, 2014

    Aligning Luis Suarez with Lionel Messi and Neymar to spear Barcelona's attack looks like a winning formula, if the three can set aside their problems and possible distractions. The club has turned to former midfielder Luis Enrique, known for his forthright approach, to lead the rebuilding project that will likely have...
  • Luis Suarez pledges not to bite again August 19, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans on Tuesday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. Suarez said he was ready to "erase" his history...
  • Suarez, Neymar make winning return to action with Barcelona August 19, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez made his first appearance following his biting controversy for new side Barcelona and Neymar scored twice as the Spanish giants beat Mexican side Leon 60 in a preseason friendly on Monday. Suarez, named as a substitute at the Nou Camp, came on for the final 15 minutes in...
  • Neymar recovered from back injury, fit to play August 18, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar has been cleared to play for Barcelona's by the team's doctors after recovering from a broken vertebra in his back that he suffered during last month's World Cup. The forward is now available for selection and could feature in a friendly against Mexican club Leon at Camp Nou...
  • Barcelona coach wants Suarez to debut in friendly August 17, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says he plans to let Luis Suarez debut in a friendly on Monday while the Uruguay forward completes his competitivematch ban for biting another player. Enrique says "I would like him to have some minutes." Suarez was cleared on Thursday to play friendlies for Barcelona after the...
  • Luis Suarez trains for first time with Barcelona August 15, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez has begun training with Barcelona a day after the Court of Arbitration for Sport softened his suspension for biting an opponent in the World Cup. The CAS upheld FIFA's decision to ban Suarez from playing for four months but lessened its restriction on other footballrelated activities, including practicing...
  • EPL: What to watch in the opening week August 16, 2014

    Manchester: The English Premier League is back and it looks more competitive than ever this season. Manchester City head into the first match of their title defense, against Newcastle on Sunday, knowing there are four genuine pretenders to the trophy after a typically frenetic summer of transfers and coaching changes...
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds Suarez's 4month playing ban August 14, 2014

    Lausanne: The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld Luis Suarez's fourmonth ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup, but cleared him to train with Barcelona. CAS says FIFA's sanctions against Suarez are "generally proportionate to the offence committed." Suarez cannot play for Barcelona until Oct. 26, and he remains...
  • CAS to announce Luis Suarez appeal verdict on Thursday August 13, 2014

    The outcome of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini will be announced on Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday. Suarez was suspended for nine competitive internationals and from all footballrelated activity for four months after sinking his teeth...
  • Luis Suarez desperate to start playing again: Andres Iniesta August 12, 2014

    Madrid: Spain and Barcelona star Andres Iniesta said Tuesday that Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is desperate to return to the pitch as soon as possible in order to start playing with his new club. Suarez will know later this week whether or not the Court for Arbitration in Sport in Geneva...
  • EPL Team Preview: Liverpool look to go one better without Suarez August 12, 2014

    Liverpool: Back in the Champions League and back in the Premier League title conversation, Liverpool have come a long way in a short time under Brendan Rodgers. Yet, to satisfy the lofty expectations of one of England's two biggest clubs, it's time for Liverpool to make the next step. And that means...
  • Liverpool players confident despite loss of Suarez August 11, 2014

    Liverpool's players oozed confidence in the postLuis Suarez era as they began their final countdown to the start of the Premier League season. England midfielder Jordan Henderson and defenders Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren, of Slovakia and Croatia respectively, all said they had completed an excellent preseason preparation with Sunday's...
  • Luis Suarez appeals FIFA ban, bite verdict next week August 9, 2014

    Lausanne: Luis Suarez's appeal of his FIFA ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup will be decided next week. The Uruguay and Barcelona forward attended a sixhour hearing on Friday before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and gave a statement to the court. He is trying to persuade...
  • CAS start appeal into Suarez biting ban August 8, 2014

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began its hearing on Friday into Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match. Suarez, wearing a checked shirt, brushed aside photographers and refused to make any comment as he arrived by...
  • Hearing on Luis Suarez's ban appeal on Friday, verdict likely next week August 7, 2014

    Luis Suarez should find out next week whether he has won his appeal against a fourmonth ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the decision is "likely to be rendered some days" after the closeddoor hearing in Lausanne on Friday. The fasttrack timetable...
  • Barcelona's Gerard Pique relishing return of 'angry' Luis Suarez July 31, 2014

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes an "angry" Luis Suarez will be desperate to prove himself when he has served out a fourmonth ban for a biting incident at the World Cup. Uruguay striker Suarez was given a ninematch international suspension and banned from all footballrelated activity for four months by FIFA...
  • Time was right for Liverpool to sell Suarez: owner July 25, 2014

    Liverpool chose the right time to part ways with the prolificbutcontroversial striker Luis Suarez and the Premier League side will have no trouble coping without the Uruguayan, the club's principal owner John Henry said. Suarez joined Barcelona on a fiveyeardeal despite receiving a ninematch international ban and a fourmonth suspension from...
  • Banned Suarez may make Barcelona debut in El Clasico July 25, 2014

    Madrid: Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a fourmonth ban for a biting incident at the World Cup, could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico in October. La Liga announced its fixtures for the season on Thursday and the first meeting of the two Spanish...
  • Rodgers praises Suarez, says Liverpool moving on July 23, 2014

    Boston: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the team is moving on after Luis Suarez' departure to Barcelona for a $130 million transfer fee. "He gave everything for Liverpool," Rodgers said on Tuesday when asked if Suarez had let the club down. "Of course there have been issues, but they're in the...
  • Luis Suarez mobbed by fans in Barcelona July 20, 2014

    London: Controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and his wife Sofia Balbi were mobbed by Barcelona fans during a walk around the Spanish city. The 27yearold looked a little uncomfortable when he was grabbed by one female supporter as he was trying to make a quick getaway on Saturday, according to Daily...
  • Suarez's initial absence no tragedy for Barcelona July 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is not overly concerned about the absence of new signing Luis Suarez for the early part of the upcoming season as the Uruguayan serves his biting ban from the World Cup. "It's bad that he's not with us from the start, but it's not a tragedy,"...
  • Barcelona director defends Luis Suarez over biting scandal July 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona sports director Andoni Zubizarreta defended new signing Luis Suarez over his World Cup biting scandal on Wednesday, saying that nobody was perfect. Suarez joined the Catalan club in a fiveyeardeal last week from Liverpool despite receiving a ninematch international ban and a fourmonth suspension from all football related activities...
  • No presentation for Suarez at Barcelona, says FIFA July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA has told Spanish club FC Barcelona that they cannot hold any official presentation for new signing Luis Suarez due to his four month ban from football activities. FIFA spokesman Delia Fischer said that the player ban includes not taking part in any football activity including presentation conferences,...
  • World Cup 2014: The A to Z of the 'beautiful' carnival in Brazil July 14, 2014

    The Maracana became the moment of reckoning for Germany as they ended their 24 years long wait by lifting the FIFA World Cup beating Argentina 10 on Sunday. Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany the victory in a tight and tense World Cup final that came...