Early Doors

Luis Suarez’s first day at school: In pictures

Early Doors

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Friday morning after the Court of Arbitration for Sport relaxed what they called the "excessive" element of his four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini: namely, the stipulation that he be banned from going through his paces with his new team-mates.

Here's some of the best images from his first training session with the Catalan club.

Like a nervous kid on the first day of big school whose uniform doesn't feel right yet, Luis looks to find a friend to show him where the dinner queue is.

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Gerard Pique is the first potential BFF, but he's playing with the new head boy and they won't let poor Luis join in.

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He even tries his luck with some of the less cool kids, but gets blanked again. School can be so cruel.

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Luckily, one of Barca's goody two-shoes prefects spots him wandering around on his own and asks him over for a kickabout.

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Then it's all smiles as he joins in a proper match, showing off the skills that saw him purchased for £75m. As well as flashing the teeth that nearly stopped the sale from going through.

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Luis has earned the respect of his peers and even starts to be included in some of the in-jokes between those who have been learning together for years.

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But what's this? Is he getting a telling off from teacher?

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"Watch out," little Luis was overheard to say, "I'm quite partial to a bit of Catalan shoulder."

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And with that it's detention and a letter home. Oh, Luis...

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