Soccer-Roma lose appeal against closure of Curva Sud section (Reuters)

By Terry Daley ROME, June 14 (Reuters) – AS Roma must play their first home game next season with the Curva Sud section of their stadium closed after they lost an appeal against the decision to close the stand following racist abuse aimed at Mario Balotelli. “The Court of Federal Justice has rejected the appeal filed by Roma and has confirmed the closure of the Curva Sud for the first home match…while also confirming a fine of 50,000 euros ($66,700),” the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on its website (www.figc.it) on Friday. …

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