‘Accounting fraud’ Serie A Juventus, 15 points deducted… Competition for the championship is getting farther away (overall)

Correspondent Shin Chang-yong and Correspondent Lee Eui-jin = Italian professional soccer Serie A prestigious Juventus club, which was caught in suspicion of accounting fraud, received a severe punishment of 15 points reduced this season.

As it fell from 3rd to 10th in the league, the chances of not only winning the championship but also advancing to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) dropped significantly.

According to AP, Reuters, etc., the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on the 20th (local time) reduced 15 points and imposed a suspension of activity from as little as 8 months to as long as 2 years and 6 months to former and current leaders of the club.

Former general manager Fabio Paratici received the longest sentence of two years and six months, former president Andrea Agnelli received two years, and former vice president Pavel Nedved received eight months.

Current general manager Federico Cherubini will also be banned from football-related activities for one year and four months.

The decision was made at the federation level less than a day after FIGC’s Prosecutor Giuseppe Kinet requested a disciplinary action.

Both the reduction in victory points and the period of suspension were stronger than he suggested.

Earlier, Prosecutor Kine requested a 9-point deduction and a suspension of activities such as 1 year and 4 months for former president Agnelli and 1 year, 8 months and 10 days for former general manager Paratici.

The Juventus club is accused of intentionally overestimating transfer fees to balance their accounts.

Former chairman Agnelli, who led Juventus’ golden age for 13 years, resigned in disgrace with the rest of the board of directors, including vice chairman Nedned, in November of last year on charges of accounting fraud.

Juventus are in a position that they cannot accept the FIGC’s decision.

As soon as the specific reason for the disciplinary action is disclosed, the club announced that it would consider it at the Sports Guarantee Committee under the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), which is the highest level in domestic sports-related disputes. 온라인바카라

After 11 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in 18 league games, Juventus is in third place with 37 points.

While Napoli (47 points), played by Kim Min-jae, took the lead early, Juventus was in a fierce battle for second place with AC Milan (38 points) and Inter Milan (37 points).

With 20 games left until the end of the season, if the points drop to 22 due to discipline, the championship competition is virtually distant.

It was also unclear whether he would advance to the UCL next season.

4th place Lazio, Atalanta and AS Roma (34 points above), which are the last line to UCL, are competing, with 12 points higher than Juventus, who was punished.

There are more blades left for Juventus.

Torino prosecutors believe that Juventus committed accounting fraud by reducing losses for three seasons from the 2018-2019 season to the 2020-2021 season, and asked the court to bring former chairman Agnelli, 11 other board members, and the Juventus club to trial. requested to

Whether the Juventus club and former board members will face a formal trial will depend on the results of the preliminary hearing in March.

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