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Vidic suspended for Inter match

Nemanja Vidic
Vidic will miss out on Manchester United's trip to Milan

Nemanja Vidic will miss the first leg of Manchester United's Champions League tie against Inter Milan after being banned for one match by Fifa.

The suspension comes after the Serbian defender's sending off in the Club World Cup final in Japan in December.

Vidic received a red card for lashing out with an elbow in United's 1-0 victory against Liga de Quito.

United are due to play Inter in the Champions League first knock-out round at the San Siro on 24 February.

Vidic could have been suspended for up to three games, but Fifa confirmed he would be banned for the next "club competition match at confederation level".


That effectively means the first clash against Inter.

The player was also fined 5,000 Swiss francs (2,985). United have no right of appeal against the punishment.

Vidic was red carded for a clash with the Ecuadorian side's Claudio Bieler after 47 minutes of the game in Yokohama, which United won thanks to a late Wayne Rooney goal.

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