Soccer: Lazio lose appeal on stand closure for Juve racism
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A lawyer for the Roman club unsuccessfully argued it could not be proven only Lazio fans were in that part of the ground, since entry there was open to all-comers for Italian soccer's season curtain-raiser.
A stand closure is the minimum mandatory penalty for racist chants under new anti-racism rules issued in June.
Lazio fans' were ruled to have racially abused the Serie A champs' France midfielder Paul Pogba; Angelo Ogbonna, an Italy defender of Nigerian descent; and Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah.
Lazio's team included Angolan-born Belgian Under-21 international Luis Pedro Cavanda and Nigeria's Ogenyi Eddy Onazi.