Juventus handed 15-point deduction

Juventus received a 15 point deduction for being accused of manipulating the transfer market and committing financial fraud.

Juventus handed 15-point deduction

The FIGC said in a statement that the 15-point penalty, which Juventus can appeal at the Italian Olympic Committee, will apply this season in Serie A (Italy’s top division).

Not only Juventus, but a series of former leaders of the team involved in this scandal were also severely fined. Specifically, former President Andrea Agnelli was banned from participating in football activities for two years. Fabio Paratici, the former Juventus sporting director, now the director of Tottenham, was banned from football activities for two and a half years. The sentences for other former leaders, including Arrivabene, Nedved and Cherubini, were 2 years, 8 months and 16 months, respectively.

Because of the heavy penalty, Juventus dropped to 10th in the Serie A rankings, 25 points behind the top team Napoli (22 compared to 47) and 12 points behind the fourth ranked team Lazio (22 compared to 34). Previously, the Turin team ranked third in the table with 37 points.

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Juventus’ Serie A standings after deducting 15 points

Juventus’ chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League are now severely affected, which will be an even bigger blow to Juventus’ finances.

After receiving the FIGC’s ruling, Juventus immediately issued a statement denying any wrongdoing. In addition, the Juventus team also confirmed that it would file an appeal.