Serie A club loses on the dream to play in the Champions League in the upcoming season. The Massimiliano Allegri side sees a 10-point deduction in the Serie A league table by the Appeals Court of the Italian Football Association.
Juventus moves down to the seventh position from the initial second position. If the same stands it will end their Champions League hope for the upcoming season. Initially, the Allegri side saw a deduction of 15 points at the beginning of this year.
The 15-point deduction was challenged by the Serie A giants. This suspended the initial decision for 15 points which restored them back to the top four of the Serie-A league table. The Appellate body on Monday passed the decision to give a 10-point deduction to Juventus.
Serie A club gets a 10-point ban by the appellate court on Monday. The Appellate body took the decision after a long three-hour argument. The Appellate Federation took into consideration the argument of both sides before passing the decision.
The Juventus side saw this revised punishment after the federation Prosecutor established that the ‘Old lady’ has actually inflated the price of players. The side has violated several financial regulations in fact during the transfer of Miralem Pjanic transfer to Barcelona.
What are remedies available for Juventus after the decision of the Federal Body?
The ‘Old lady’ believes that the decision of the Federal Court has been erred. Juventus will look ahead to see the decision of the federal body get reversed. Massimiliano Allegri’s side will look forward to taking their next step to reverse the 10-point deduction decision.
The club has the right to go for another appeal before the Sports Guarantee Board. The club’s administration has tweeted that there are facts that shall ‘be evaluated by a judge ‘. The club is sure that the decision of the 10-point reduction will see a reversal in the upcoming appeal against the decision.
What are the other charges against Juventus?
The 10-point deduction doesn’t bring an end to the problem that Juventus is facing. The Old Lady will face several other trial proceedings later this year pertaining to the financial scandal.
Juventus’ former Chairman Andrea Agnelli and 11 other executive members may be called for trial. This would be based on the result of an investigation against the club initiated in Turin. Reports say that the date of trial before the High Court in this matter would take place on October 26.
What are some other verdicts by Italian Football Association?
The three-hour-long verdict didn’t end only with the 10-point deduction. Juventus have also seen some verdicts going in its favor amidst the crisis. While the board holds the club responsible for inflating the price of players for ‘potential capital gains’, they also acquitted individuals of the charges.
FIGC held former Czech Midfielder Pavel Nedved ‘not guilty’ in its decision after the hearing. Along with the former midfielder, Paolo Garimberti, Caitlin Mary Hughes, Enrico Vellano, and three others are also acquitted of their criminal charges.
What will be the impact of the 10-point deduction on Juventus?
Juventus will face a major issue after seeing a 10-point deduction by the appellate body. The Serie A giants have also faced a negative impact on the ‘secret’ transfer negotiations of players. The current players like Adrian Rabiot are not keen to sign any new contract with Juventus.
The Allegri side also may see the chances of missing out on European Competitions. With only two matches left they are still far by 5 points from reaching the top four. The club would like to win their remaining fixtures against AC Milan and Udinese to get things in their favor.
Soujanyo Pattanayak is a Law student at KIIT LAW SCHOOL. He is a content writer of Football in FirstSportz.
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