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Suarez's last Uruguay appearance was in 2014.

Luis Suarez refuses to change attitude despite nine-game international ban for biting

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Controversial striker Luis Suarez has revealed he refuses to change the way he plays football, despite only returning to international duty this week following a nine-game ban received at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. 

The infamous incident saw the forward sink his teeth into the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a group game in Natal.

But now, after a near two-year absence from the Uruguay national side, Suarez is all set to make his comeback in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Brazil on Friday - and he insists he will not alter the way he plays.

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"I am going to have the same attitude, I will still run, still pressure, still argue because no one is going to change the way I play," he said, as per the Mirror.

During the Brazil World Cup, Suarez scored twice to send England out of the tournament before going on to bite Chiellini in the next game.

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His brace against England and the resulting uproar from his actions against Italy all-but sealed the forward's move away from Liverpool to Barcelona that summer.

Since the switch to La Liga, Suarez seems to have matured and taken his game to even loftier heights. He now forms part of the deadly attacking trident alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar.

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The 29-year-old has scored a mammoth 37 goals for Barcelona this term, even surpassing the haul of team-mate Messi.

The Uruguayan forward has conceded that whilst the passion in his game still remains, he has to be more clever about how he uses it on the pitch.

"[I play] with moderation, like I am doing now at Barcelona, being more intelligent about a lot of things, trying to take advantage of the situations life is putting in front of me," he continued.

"The only thing I want to do is play with the national side again and enjoy the warmth of the fans."

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Uruguay have got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a good start with three wins out of four.

Next up for La Celeste is Brazil before they face Peru next Tuesday. Suarez's return to the international scene will be a huge boost for manager Oscar Tabarez as he looks ahead to qualifying from the ten-team group.

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