Athletic: Ball passes to UEFA as Juventus avoid more points deductions via plea-bargain

By Oliver Fisher -

Juventus have struck a plea-bargain with the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio which means they will face no more sporting sanctions from the league, a report claims.

According to what is being reported by The Athletic, Juventus have accepted a fine of €718,000 as part of a plea-bargain agreed with the FIGC which essentially means that they will face no further points deductions.

The Bianconeri dropped from second to seventh after being deducted 10 points by the Federal Court of Appeal earlier this month, and they are now out of Champions League contention after their defeat to Milan on Sunday night.

That particular penalty was aimed at punishing the inflated player trading and then a second investigation was brought against the ‘Prisma’, which included allegations of false accounting, false financial statements and market manipulation.

Another points deduction was reported as being a possibility but this news means there will be no more sporting sanctions and instead they will pay a €718k fine, but Juventus’ former chairman Andrea Agnelli did not enter a plea-bargain and will stand sporting trial on June 15.

However, the article adds that UEFA are conducting their own investigation into ‘potential breaches of club licensing and Financial Fair Play’, and could ban them from European competitions.

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  1. This is why teams get away with everything, they get free passes for completely bypassing regulations. Barca, Juve, Inter, PSG, Madrid, Man City. If they can, so should other teams. Put them in a relegation battle, all of them, I promise they will keep an eye on their business practices. All the other teams that follow the rules get punished for it.

    1. Well Juve is missing out on CL next year and have been previously relegated and had championships stripped off them. The worst thing that happened to the other clubs (aside from Inter who had a title stripped too if I remember correctly) were transfer bans.

    2. It’s worth pointing out that UEFA has tried things to regulate this and did try to ban Man City. But Manchester City don’t just have one of the highest payrolls for players but their legal team too and they found a technicality to get off the charges on. FFP from UEFA is a great idea and Milan were rightly punished for it but the biggest clubs get more and more powerful because they can outspend UEFA or the governing bodies many times over.

      1. It isn’t a great idea when clubs are not on an equal footing and certain bypass the rules. We all know the club owners of PSG and Man City inflated their sponsorship agreements. The only thing that would make sense is a hard salary cap maximum roster sizes for total amount of 0layers employed at a club. Maximum fees for transfers as well over a season. As is, there are too many loophole.

  2. I read somewhere earlier that they also by accepting this binding agreement they have actually accepted to not make any appeals on their other pending cases they have in italy.
    Their fine is ridiculous but if the above is correct then they could still see themselves in a heap of trouble.

  3. Probably the main thing was that they accepted to not appeal the prior penalty. This could have gone back and forth and embarrassed the FIGC even more.
    Juve gets a slap on the wrist, no more points dedcuted which given the table right now doesn’t matter anyways.
    Also not great for UEFA. They probably want to use some kind of leverage to force Juve out of the Super League project but what do they have now? Is not playing in the Conference League any penalty at all?

  4. This is directly response to Mr allegri stating some clubs got into champions league of them…..shame on this club and footballing system the culprits get away without sufficient punishment….juve has a history of going around system and acting as it they are saviour of Italian football

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