Suarez back in Uruguay after World Cup storm

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 27, 2014, 17:50 PM IST

Montevideo: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, banned from football for four months after biting an opponent at the World Cup, returned home to a hero`s welcome from hundreds of fans at Montevideo airport on Friday, reports said.

Suarez, 27, flew back to his home country on a private jet, local media reported. Hundreds of fans were at the airport carrying banners with slogans such as "Luis, All Of Uruguay Is With You."

Uruguay`s President Jose Mujica went to the airport intending to greet the star striker, but left because Suarez`s flight was delayed.

Suarez was whisked away to his mother`s home in the southern province of Canelones.