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Barca coach hopes Suarez will play in friendly

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BARCELONA - Controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will probably play his first game for Barcelona in a friendly on Monday, coach Luis Enrique said Sunday, despite the player's competitive ban for biting a World Cup opponent. 

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (C) takes part in a training session in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona, on August 17, 2014

Suarez, who is banned from competitive matches until October 25 for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, trained with Barcelona on Sunday ahead of Monday's Joan Gamper Trophy, the traditional curtain-raiser to Barca's season, against Mexican side Leon.

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