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Luis Suarez's attempts to bond with his new teammates during his first Barcelona training session

Brooks Peck
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Luis Suarez, of Uruguay, runs during a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in San Joan Despi, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Luis Suarez trained with his Barcelona teammates on Friday after his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup was softened but not shortened. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Thursday that the Uruguay forward, who recently left Liverpool for Barcelona, deserves his four-month ban from playing official matches for both his club and his country
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Luis Suarez's four-month ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday, but he is now allowed to train with Barcelona as he waits to make his match debut for the club. On Friday, he participated in his first training session with his new teammates, beginning the process of his integration into the team.

Let's see how that went.

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Suarez: So...biting people is pretty cool, huh?

Iniesta: I've never bitten anyone. I wouldn't know.

Suarez: Ha! A vampire who doesn't bite people. Good one.

Iniesta: I'm not actually a vampire. People just sometimes say I look like one as a joke.

Suarez: Oh.

Iniesta: Yeah, I've never bitten anyone.

Suarez: Yeah, me either.

Iniesta: You sure about that?

Suarez: Yeah, I don't bite people either. I mean, I have three times — but aside from that I don't.

Iniesta: Right.

Suarez: Yeah. So...do you like vampire movies or...

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"No, you don't fall down. That's my thing. Do the defenders fall down here instead of the person with the ball? Because that's not going to work for me. At all."

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"I forgot how not fun training is. Maybe if I pretend I'm really sorry for biting that guy they'll let me play in matches and just ban me from four months of training. Or maybe if someone bites me then I can choose which I want to do? I'm still not sure how any of this works."

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'Does my breath smell? My breath doesn't smell. Neymar said it smells like Italian food, but — oh, I get it. I get it."

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Iniesta: I can be in the sunlight because I'm not a vampire. I'm not lying to you. I'm really not a vampire and I've never bitten anyone. Please stop asking me now. You're making me uncomfortable.

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"I think it went well. I was a little offended that Iniesta wouldn't admit to me that he's a vampire, but it takes time to gain the trust of your new teammates. I'm confident we'll be talking freely about vampire stuff in very near future. By the way, your breath smells like Italian food. No wait — that doesn't work on you."

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