The Turin giant, Juventus, has been sanctioned again with a 10-point deduction, this time by the Italian Federation (FIGC).
Juventus had previously been given a 15-point sanction but was overturned after the club appealed to the country’s highest sports court within the Italian Olympic Committee. Afterward, it was moved to the Italian Federation (FIGC) and their Court of Appeal. In the FIGC the prosecutor asked for an 11 points deduction and sanctions for Pavel Nedved and six others.
All of this came because there was allegedly false accounting in the club’s transfer dealings. The prosecutor has been focusing in the past 5 seasons.
This Monday the court gave their verdict after a 3-hour hearing. Juventus have been deducted 10 points from the current season. As a result, they have descended to seventh place after being second in the Serie A.
However, Pavel Nedved and the six others were acquitted of all charges. On the other hand, Andrea Agnelli got 24 months, Fabio Paratici (30 months), Maurizio Arrivabere (24 months), and Federico Cherubini (16 months) without being able to participate in any football-associated things.
“Juventus Football Club takes note of what was decided a little while ago by the FIGC Court of Appeal and reserves the right to read the reasons to evaluate a possible appeal to the Guarantee Board at CONI.” Stated Juventus via Twitter
If the appeal doesn’t go Juventu’s way, are they going to be able to compete in Europe next year?