'Dream return' for Luis Suarez after World Cup biting ban

    Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring the equalizer against Brazil in the 2-2 draw in Recife.

    Story highlights

    • Luis Suarez scores on international return
    • Equalizer in 2-2 draw with Brazil
    • Banned since 2014 World Cup
    • England beats Germany 3-2 in friendly

    (CNN)Uruguay had to wait 20 long months for its favorite son to return to action for his country and true to form Luis Suarez did not disappoint by making a "dream return" in a vital World Cup qualifying match against Brazil in Recife.

    Banned for nine games for his infamous bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup, Suarez returned to score the equalizer in a 2-2 draw which leaves Uruguay on course to qualify for the 2018 tournament.
      It completed a fine comeback for the visitor which trailed 2-0 after 26 minutes before fighting back to secure a point which keeps it second in the Conmebol group, three points behind leader Ecuador.
      Brazil is third, level on eight points with Argentina and Paraguay but ahead on goal difference. The top four automatically qualifies.
      Both Brazil goals for Willian after just a minute and Douglas Costa were set up by Suarez's Barcelona teammate Neymar, the pair having a pre-match bet that the loser would buy the other a hamburger after the match.
      But Edinson Cavani pulled a goal back for Uruguay to allow Suarez -- named as captain by coach Oscar Tabarez -- his moment of glory at the Arena Pernambuco in the 49th minute.
      Alvaro Pereira set him free and Suarez scored with a low shot which Brazil goalkeeper Alisson could not keep out.
      "It's a dream return, because you always try to do your best for the team. If, like tonight, it helps the team get a draw, I go home happy," Suarez told the official FIFA website.