INTER: Inter have won an appeal against the decision to close the Curva Nord for tomorrow’s derby clash with Milan. As a result of ‘discriminatory’ chants during last week’s defeat to Napoli , the Lega Serie A had ordered the closure of the Curva Nord of the San Siro for Inter’s ‘home’ meeting with their city rivals. However, following an ap-peal, the FIGC has confirmed that the sanction has been suspended. Roma, meanwhile, also won their appeal that would have seen their Curva Sud closed for their meeting with Catania this weekend.

NANI: Manchester United winger Nani will miss today’s Premier League encounter with West Ham at Old Trafford. The Portugal international has been ruled out with a hamstring injury and joins Robin van Persie (thigh) and Michael Carrick (Achilles) on the sidelines. Wayne Rooney could be available after making good progress from a groin injury.

GERMANY: Germany will take on Cameroon in a June 1 friendly as part of their preparations for the 2014 World Cup, where they have been grouped with fellow African team Ghana. The three-time World Cup winners are eager for a perfect run-up as they look to challenge for their first international title since Euro 1996.

IVANOV: Basel centre-back Ivan Ivanov has been named Bulgaria’s footballer of the year, the first defender to win the annual poll of sports journalists since Trifon Ivanov’s win in 1996. The 25-year-old helped Partizan Belgrade win the Serbian league title last season before joining Basel in August.

LUSTIG: Celtic defender Mikael Lustig faces four months on the sidelines after undergoing a double hip operation. “Lustig had surgery and is out for four months,” manager Neil Lennon said. “He had both hips done, so the procedure was a bit more in-depth than first thought. We are hoping he will be back March/April time.”

IN ENGLAND: League One – Tranmere vs Gillingham 1-2. League Two – Exeter vs Chester-field 0-2; Southend vs Rochdale 1-1.

U-17 FRIENDLY: Catania vs Malta 3-3.

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