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Luis Suarez steps out for first training session with Barcelona

Published 11:20 AM ET, Fri August 15, 2014
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Luis Suarez has completed his first training session with his Barcelona teammates. The Uruguayan lost his appeal to have his four-month "biting ban" reduced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday but the restriction on him training with his new teammates was lifted. The former Liverpool player, seen here with Andreas Iniesta, cannot play competitive football for Barcelona until the end of October. QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images
Suarez was in good spirits during the Friday training session at Barcelona's training ground and will be feeling flush too thanks to a reported $330,000 per week, five-year deal he has signed with the Spanish football giant. QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images
Suarez scored 31 goals for Liverpool last season and there's every chance he'll continue that form at Barcelona. The 27-year-old netted 69 times in a total of 110 games for the English club, and before that 81 for Dutch side Ajax in the same number of appearances. His international career has been equally successful, with 40 goals from 78 matches. QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images
Suarez will officially be presented to the Barcelona faithful at a traditional media photo session at Camp Nou on Tuesday August 19. QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images
Suarez is likely to kick up a storm in Spain but it remains to be seen if it is for his incredible footballing skill or for his seemingly unending appetite for controversy. QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images