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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.

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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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


Formation 4-4-2

  • 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
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Saudi Arabia 1, Uruguay 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Saudi Arabia 1, Uruguay 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ahmad Asiri (Saudi Arabia).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Naif Hazazi (Saudi Arabia).

  7. Booking

    Maxi Pereira (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Maxi Pereira (Uruguay).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Goal!

    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.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Saudi Arabia. Conceded by Fernando Muslera.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Giménez (Uruguay).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Uruguay. Camilo Mayada replaces Egidio Arévalo Rios.

  16. Substitution

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Naif Hazazi (Saudi Arabia).

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

    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.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 10th October 2014

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