Juventus to Present Defense Before Verdict After Order Placed This Friday (20)
Giuseppe Chine, promoter of the Italian Football Federation, has requested that Juventus lose nine points in the Italian Championship this season due to their accounting of player transfers. The process was led by the Public Ministry of Turin.
The request was made during a hearing on Friday (20), examining how several teams, including Italy’s most successful club Juventus, have handled player swap deals.
A source familiar with the matter has confirmed Italian media reports of Juventus losing points. The other clubs involved should not suffer the same type of sanction.
Juventus are currently third in the Serie A standings, ten points behind the leaders Naples after 18 games.
The promoter has also called for former Juventus president Andrea Agnelli to be banned from Italian football for 16 months, and asked for a 20-month suspension for Fabio Paratici, who was the club’s sporting director, and is now at the helm of Tottenham.
Juve have denied any wrongdoing and said their accounts meet established standards. The Italian team and other clubs involved will present their defense later on Friday, before the court delivers its verdict.
Understanding the Case
The prosecution of the Italian Football Federation opened an investigation at the end of November 2022 to investigate 62 negotiations that would be irregular between the 2019 and 2021 seasons.
Of those 62, 42 would be from Juventus. Among them, the departure of Arthur pour Barcelonait’s up to Acquisition de Cristiano Ronaldo. The process was led by the Public Ministry of Turin.
The investigation covers names such as Andrea Agnelli, club president, vice-president Pavel Nedved, Maurizio Arribabene, executive director, Fabio Paratici, financial director, Stefano Cerrato, former financial director and Marco Re, former club director .
All are accused of alleged irregularities in accounting and possible transactions of non-existent athletes. The balance sheets showed fictitious earnings and transactions that would exceed 280 million euros, or more than 1.7 billion reais.
Where to Watch Juventus vs Atalanta?
Juventus e Atalanta face off this Sunday (22), in Turin, in Italian Championship, at 4:45 p.m. the dual will be broadcast live on ESPN on Star+.