Luis Suarez: Uruguay include Suarez in squad to play Saudi Arabia and Oman, but Barcelona striker CAN feature in friendlies

Suaez is serving a 10-match international ban but is free to play in friendlies after his World Cup bite on Giorgio Chiellini

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Luis Suarez has been included in Uruguay's 22-man squad for two international friendlies this month in Saudi Arabia and Oman. It will be his first selection for Uruguay since biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez announced the team Thursday for matches at Saudi Arabia on 10 October and at Oman three days later.

Although being allowed to play the friendlies, Suarez is still banned from Uruguay's next eight competitive matches. This means he will miss next year's Copa America and some World Cup qualifiers.

The ban also covers competitive matches until later this month for his club team Barcelona.