Italian FA imposes severe penalties on Juventus for alleged financial misconduct
- World Soccer Today -
The Italian Football Federation (IFFA) has penalized Juventus by deducting 15 points from their current standings due to the suspicion that the club used transfers to artificially inflate their financial statement.
The IFFA also imposed long-term bans on former leaders of the club, including former chairman Andrea Agnelli, after reopening a trial that had previously resulted in Juventus being cleared.
The decision was based on new evidence from a separate criminal trial related to the financial affairs of the team.
Juventus has the option to appeal the ruling to the Italian Olympic Committee.
The ruling is a significant blow to Juventus, who are currently one of the top teams in Italian football.
The 15-point deduction could potentially have a significant impact on their position in the league standings and their chances of success in the ongoing season.
The bans imposed on former leadership, including Agnelli, also add to the turmoil at the club.
Juventus has not yet announced whether they will appeal the ruling, but it is likely that they will consider all options to challenge the decision.
The ruling also highlights the ongoing concerns about financial integrity in Italian football and the need for stricter regulations to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.