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Luis Suarez: Uruguay striker returns after bite ban against Saudi Arabia

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez has not played competition football since 24 June

Luis Suarez set up Uruguay's goal in the 1-1 draw against Saudi Arabia, as he made his first appearance for the country since his ban for biting.

The Barcelona forward's strike came off the post before it was diverted into his own net by Hassan Muath Fallatah.

The 27-year-old was initially banned for four months and nine international matches, for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

That was changed to nine competitive internationals on appeal.

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World Cup moments: Suarez bites Chiellini

The ban will end in time for Barca's El Clasico game against Real Madrid on 25 October.

Suarez was available for last month's friendlies against South Korea and Japan, but Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez opted to leave him out of squad.

In July, the former Liverpool player was suspended from all football-related activity for four months following the incident during the final Group D match in Brazil.

The severity of the punishment was reduced on appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, allowing the striker to train, play in friendlies and take part in football-related activities.


Saudi Arabia

  • 1Abdullah
  • 12Muath
  • 3Os Hawsawi
  • 5Om Hawsawi
  • 4Al-DossarySubstituted forAbdul Ghaniat 81'minutes
  • 11BakhashwainBooked at 68mins
  • 18Al DawsariSubstituted forAl Muwalladat 85'minutes
  • 6Al BassasBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAsiriat 76'minutes
  • 8Al ShehriSubstituted forAl Jassamat 60'minutes
  • 2Al ShahraniSubstituted forAl Abidat 67'minutes
  • 15Al ShamraniSubstituted forHazaziat 75'minutes


  • 9Hazazi
  • 10Al Abid
  • 13Asiri
  • 17Al Jassam
  • 19Al Muwallad
  • 20Fallatah
  • 21Al-Qarni
  • 22Al-Mayoof
  • 23Al Enezi
  • 24Abdul Ghani
  • 25Al Marshadi
  • 26M Hawsawi
  • 27Sharahili


  • 1Muslera
  • 16Pereira PáezBooked at 90mins
  • 2Giménez de Vargas
  • 4Velázquez Maldonado
  • 6Pereira
  • 15CorujoBooked at 69minsSubstituted forStuaniat 76'minutes
  • 17Arévalo RiosSubstituted forMayadaat 85'minutes
  • 14LodeiroSubstituted forde Arrascaetaat 62'minutes
  • 7RodríguezSubstituted forRolanat 45'minutes
  • 20Rodríguez PortilloSubstituted forArismendiat 62'minutes
  • 9SuárezSubstituted forHernándezat 70'minutes


  • 3Godín
  • 5Mayada
  • 8Hernández
  • 10de Arrascaeta
  • 11Stuani
  • 12M Silva
  • 13G Silva
  • 18Ramírez
  • 19Arismendi
  • 21Rolan
Jameel Abdulhusin

Match Stats

Home TeamSaudi ArabiaAway TeamUruguay
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Match ends, Saudi Arabia 1, Uruguay 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Saudi Arabia 1, Uruguay 1.

Camilo Mayada (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ahmad Asiri (Saudi Arabia).

Maxi Pereira (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Naif Hazazi (Saudi Arabia).


Maxi Pereira (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Maxi Pereira (Uruguay).

Nawaf Alabed (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick on the left wing.


Goal! Saudi Arabia 1, Uruguay 1. Naif Hazazi (Saudi Arabia) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hassan Muath Fallatah with a cross.

Corner, Saudi Arabia. Conceded by Fernando Muslera.

Foul by Giménez (Uruguay).

Naif Hazazi (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Uruguay. Giorgian de Arrascaeta tries a through ball, but Abel Hernández is caught offside.


Substitution, Uruguay. Camilo Mayada replaces Egidio Arévalo Rios.


Substitution, Saudi Arabia. Fahd Al-Muwallad replaces Salem Al-Dosary.

Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Naif Hazazi (Saudi Arabia).

Attempt saved. Naif Hazazi (Saudi Arabia) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Hussein Abdul Ghani with a cross.

Attempt missed. Hassan Muath Fallatah (Saudi Arabia) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Christian Stuani (Uruguay).

Hussein Abdul Ghani (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick on the left wing.


Substitution, Saudi Arabia. Hussein Abdul Ghani replaces Abdullah Al-Dossary.

Christian Stuani (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ahmad Asiri (Saudi Arabia).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Uruguay).


Substitution, Saudi Arabia. Ahmad Asiri replaces Mustafa Al-Bassas.


Substitution, Uruguay. Christian Stuani replaces Mathías Corujo.


Substitution, Saudi Arabia. Naif Hazazi replaces Nasser Al-Shamrani.

Offside, Uruguay. Mathías Corujo tries a through ball, but Giorgian de Arrascaeta is caught offside.

Foul by Diego Arismendi (Uruguay).

Salem Al-Dosary (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Rolan (Uruguay).

Taiseer Al-Jassam (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick on the right wing.


Substitution, Uruguay. Abel Hernández replaces Luis Suárez.


Mathías Corujo (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mathías Corujo (Uruguay).

Abdullah Al-Dossary (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Diego Arismendi (Uruguay) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.


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Friday 10th October 2014

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