Luis Suarez's ban for biting was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, as per the BBC, but some minor relaxations to his penalty mean that his debut for Barcelona could now be less than a week away.
The four-month ban from full games was kept in place, as was his suspension for Uruguay, but he is now able to compete in football-related activities, such as training, and has also been cleared to compete in friendly matches:
Luis Suarez WILL be allowed to make his Barcelona debut against Club Leon in the Joan Gamper Trophy at the Nou Camp on Monday. #fcb— SunSport Now (@SunSportNow) August 14, 2014
Barcelona have a pre-season clash against Leon of Mexico scheduled at the Nou Camp on Monday before the Liga campaign begins—Suarez is now cleared to feature in that.
It would be the ideal opportunity for the Blaugrana—assuming the Uruguayan is in shape—to play him and also unveil him formally to his home crowd.