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Shock from Italy! They took away 15 points from the assets of Juventus – Football World – Italy

Football in Italy was rocked late on Friday night as giants Juventus were stripped of 15 points from their Serie A campaign!

The Biaconeri were currently third in Serie A with 37 points, 10 points behind leaders Napoli. Taking away these 15 points will drop the team to tenth position with 22 points and out of the places for the European club tournaments. The teams of Empoli and Bologna still have that much. 20 rounds remain until the end of the championship in Italy. The penalty removes the “old lady” from the fight for the title in Italy, after which the “Bianconeri” will be 25 points behind the leader Napoli.

The former president of Juve – Andrea Agnelli, as well as the current one, Maurizio Arrivabene, received serious punishments, who will not be able to engage in any football activities within two years. The sporting director of Tottenham and former director of Juventus – Fabio Paratici, has also been sanctioned and with an even heavier sanction of two and a half years.

Pavel Nedved was punished for eight months, and the current sports director of the “old lady” Federico Cherubini – for one year and four months.

Italy’s federal appeals court has accepted arguments by Italian football federation prosecutors to reopen the case against Juventus for financial fraud and for violations of the club’s capital gains in relation to around 62 player transfers.

Prosecutor Giuseppe Kine has asked the Federal Court of Appeal to reopen the proceedings against the Biaconeri in view of the new Prisma investigation, which is analyzing the club’s financial practices, in which there are details of secret payments to players agreed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 19 in 2020. Through them, the club’s income was artificially inflated, and the media in Italy called the scandal “Plusvalence”.

The court accepted Kine’s arguments and opened proceedings against Juventus and its executives, acquitting all the other clubs involved, which included Sampdoria, Empoli, Genoa, Parma, Pisa, Pescara, Pro Vercelli and Novara.

Kine demanded the removal of 9 points from Juve’s assets, as well as punishments for Andrea Agnelli, Fabio Paratici, Federico Cherubini and other directors at the club. However, the Federal Court of Appeal decided to impose an even greater penalty, taking as many as 15 points from the “old lady’s” asset.

Juventus will have the opportunity to appeal the decision to the Italian Olympic Committee within 30 days.

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