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The Barcelona forward has served his nine-match ban and will return to international action against the Selecao in Recife on March 25

Fifa has confirmed the date of Brazil’s upcoming World Cup qualifier with Uruguay, which will see the long-awaited international return of Barcelona star Luis Suarez.

The 29-year-old has now served the the nine-match ban he received for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at World Cup 2014 and will return to action against the Selecao on March 25.

The five-time world champions were initially set to host their historic rivals at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife on Thursday 24, but the match has been moved back to the Friday.

Brazil will then travel to Asuncion to meet Paraguay, who eliminated Dunga’s side at the quarter-finals of last year’s Copa America, on Wednesday 30.

Uruguay made an impressive start to their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign, securing three victories from four matches in Suarez’ absence, to leave them sitting in second place behind Ecuador.

The Selecao bounced back from an opening round defeat in Chile with a draw against Argentina and victories over Peru and Venzuela.

Coach Dunga will once again prepare his squad at Brazil’s Comary Granja training complex in Teresopolis, the mountain region of Rio de Janeiro.

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