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Luis Suarez has revealed his fast-food bet with Neymar - as the Uruguay forward prepares for his international return.

The Barcelona striker has had a wager with Nou Camp team-mate ahead of Uruguay's World Cup qualifier in Brazil on Friday, with the winner getting a burger.

Friday's game will be Suarez's first Uruguay appearance in almost two years after he was suspended for nine competitive matches for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup.

But Suarez has kept his comeback even more interesting and is ready to win his bet with his Barca colleague.

``I have a bet with Neymar. The winner gets a burger,'' Suarez said at a press conference. ``He is a great team-mate and we always make jokes at Barcelona.

``But whoever wins this game will be enjoying himself and he who loses will be hearing it from the other. Above all, we are team-mates and friends.

``We will both be trying to give our all for our own team and our country.

``Neymar knows me very well, but I also know him very well. Everything is different on the pitch, though.

``All rivals know how each opponent plays, but things always pan out differently on the pitch and you have to deal with it.''

The wager was briefly in in doubt, though, after Neymar was reportedly taken to hospital on Wednesday. He was released after a scan on his groin and is expected to be fit for the game at Recife's Pernambuco Arena.

``Neymar underwent an exam which showed no sign of injury,'' Brazil's football confederation said in a brief statement.

Uruguay are two points ahead of Brazil in South American qualifying for Russia 2018 but three points behind leaders Ecuador.

And, despite his ban, Suarez insisted he will still show the same intensity, although he admitted he must stay calm.

``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 added.

``But 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.

``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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