Juventus, a prestigious Italian professional soccer team in Serie A (Part 1), received a severe punishment for manipulating the club’s account books. Due to a 15-point reduction, they were eliminated from the championship race early this season.
Citing the announcement of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on the 21st (Korean time), major news agencies and European media including the Associated Press said, “Juventus, whose allegations of fraudulent accounting were revealed as fact, cut 15 points and suspended the activities of former and current leaders of the club. I was sentenced to suspension,” they reported in unison.
Former general manager Fabio Paratici was banned from football for 2 years and 6 months, former president Andrea Agnelli was suspended for 2 years, and former vice-president Pavel Nedved was suspended for 8 months. Current general manager Federico Cherubini will also be banned from football-related activities for 1 year and 4 months. 먹튀검증
Juventus, who had been in 3rd place with 11 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses (37 points) on the Serie A stage this season, fell away from the title competition as the ranking fell to 10th place with the reduction of points. The possibility of participating in the UEFA Champions League next season has also become slim.
In the meantime, the Juventus club has been accused of deliberately overestimating transfer fees for players to balance their accounts. In this regard, the FIGC has been conducting an investigation in cooperation with the Prosecutor’s Office in Turin, home of Juventus.
Meanwhile, the Juventus club has made it clear that it will not accept the FIGC’s decision. It is a position that it will file a complaint with the Sports Guarantee Committee under the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), the highest reviewing body in the Italian sports world, to receive another review.
If Juventus’ club discipline is confirmed at the current level, Napoli’s chances of winning will increase. With 47 points this season, Napoli is running ahead of AC Milan (38 points), Inter Milan, and Juventus (37 points).
With 20 games left until the end of the season, Juventus, one of the favorites for the championship, will be punished, and if it plummets to mid-table, it will be able to occupy a more advantageous position in the competition for championship and European Champions League qualifiers.