Juventus’ 15-point deduction in Serie A has been temporarily overturned, resulting in the team moving up from seventh to third place in the league standings.
Last year, the entire board of the Serie A club, including Pavel Nedved, resigned after an investigation was launched into the club’s finances.
In December, UEFA announced that it would investigate the club for potential breaches of club licensing and Financial Fair Play regulations in the CFCB First Chamber.
A month later, the Italian club received a 15-point deduction to their Serie A points total for “financial irregularities” and “false accounting” in connection with past transfer dealings.
The ruling imposed lengthy bans on several former board members, including Andrea Agnelli, Federico Cherubini, and Tottenham’s current sporting director, Fabio Paratici.
Paratici received a 30-month ban, while former chairman Andrea Agnelli was banned from holding office in Italian football for 24 months due to their involvement.
The Italian Football Federation investigated a total of 62 transfers, with 42 involving Juventus.
Juventus expressed optimism about their chances of reversing the 15-point deduction due to a “procedural defect,” and the decision was announced on Thursday afternoon.
Juventus won temporarily appeal to -15 sanction: points deducted are the moment given back, but third degree requested Appeal Court to reconsider the kind of sanction
(likely it will be given a sanction between -5 and -10)
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) April 20, 2023
The reversal of the points deduction for Juventus, pending a new trial to clarify their capital gains controversy, has resulted in the team overtaking both AC Milan and Inter Milan to secure a place in the Champions League.
However, there is still a 30-day period for the prosecutor to appeal the decision and reinstate the 15-point deduction.
Journalist Giovanni Albanese has reported that Fabio Paratici’s appeal against his two-and-a-half-year ban, extended globally by FIFA, has been dismissed.
Similarly, the appeals against the bans for former board members Andrea Agnelli and Federico Cherubini have also been rejected, but the appeal for Pavel Nedved’s ban has reportedly been successful.