Juventus deducted 15 points over transfer dealings

Juventus have been deducted 15 points for the present season by an Italian soccer courtroom investigating its transfer dealings, the nationwide soccer federation (FIGC) mentioned Friday.

The ruling, which additionally offers a blow to the membership’s status, is harder than a nine-point deduction a soccer prosecutor had requested earlier within the day throughout a listening to wanting on the manner Juventus and various different groups handled participant alternate offers.

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With 20 video games left to play this season, Juve had been third in Serie A with 37 points, 10 behind leaders Napoli. The deduction pushes them down into tenth place, outdoors the qualifying spots for profitable European competitors.

In a late-night assertion, the courtroom additionally imposed bans from holding workplace in Italian soccer on 11 previous and current Juventus administrators.

These included 24 months for Andrea Agnelli, who was changed this week as chairman after formally stepping down in November, and 30 months for former sports activities director Fabio Paratici, now managing director of soccer at England’s Premier League membership Tottenham Hotspur.

Juventus mentioned it could enchantment to the nation’s sports activities assure board as soon as the explanations for the ruling had been revealed.

“We contemplate this to be a blatant injustice additionally for hundreds of thousands of followers, which we belief will quickly be remedied within the subsequent courtroom,” legal professionals for the membership mentioned in an announcement.

Juventus have denied wrongdoing and mentioned their accounting was in keeping with trade requirements.

The membership is managed by the Agnelli household’s Exor holding firm and its shares are listed on the Milan inventory alternate.

The ruling reversed a earlier resolution in April to clear Juventus, 10 different golf equipment and their executives of wrongdoing.

Soccer authorities reopened the case and requested the partial cancellation of the preliminary resolution so they may assess new paperwork collected by public prosecutors within the metropolis of Turin who’re investigating the funds of Juventus.

The courtroom confirmed the acquittal of eight different soccer golf equipment, together with Serie A’s Sampdoria and Empoli, and their administrators, for whom prosecutors additionally wished to reopen the case.

Public prosecutors in Turin have requested Agnelli, 11 different individuals and the membership itself to face trial over allegations of false accounting.

Juventus shareholders earlier this week appointed a brand new slimmed-down, five-member board with Gianluca (*15*) — an accountant near John Elkann, the senior enterprise determine within the household that has owned the membership for a century — changing Agnelli as chairman after over 10 years.

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