Juventus 'hoping document could help them overturn deduction'

Juventus ‘discover another secret document sent by the Italian Football Federation’… with the club’s lawyers ‘hoping to get hold of the document as they feel it could help them overturn their 15-point deduction’

  • Juventus were docked 15 points by an Italian football court back in January
  • They are seeking a document which they hope will help overturn the deduction 
  • The Bianconeri are seventh in Serie A, when they would have been in second 

Juventus have ‘discovered another secret document sent by the Italian Football Federation, which they hope could overturn their 15-point Serie A deduction’.

The Bianconeri were docked 15 points for the current season by an Italian football court investigating their transfer dealings, the national football federation (FIGC) said in January. 

As reported by Football Italia, Juventus are seeking a document that will show that the investigation into their usage of capital gains started earlier than stated – which would lead to a violation of the procedural timeframe. 

It’s said that this proof could help them overturn their deduction – which leaves them seventh in the table, compared to where they would have been in second. 

Juventus had originally been pursuing a document entitled ‘Note 10940’ – but now another document has caught their eye. 

Juventus are hoping to overturn their 15-point deduction which has left them seventh place

The club’s lawyers are hoping the document will overturn the deduction

The Council of State were said to have forced the FIGC Prosecutor’s Office to hand over the ‘Note 10940’ to the Bianconeri and their lawyers at the weekend, after the FIGC’s counter-appeal was turned down. 

It’s said though that particular document didn’t prove to be particularly relevant to Juventus’ case, and there was no mention of the club in six pages of correspondence between Covisoc (the supervisory commission for Serie A clubs) and the FIGC Prosecutor’s Office.  

Juventus though are now reported to be keen to get hold of another Covisoc document dated March 31, 2021 – two weeks older than the ‘Note 10940’ – which had also been sent by the FIGC. 

Their lawyers are said to be hopeful that this document could be crucial in overturning the club’s point deduction.

As part of January’s ruling, the football court also banned former Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli from holding office in Italian football for 24 months. 

It also decided on a 30-month ban for Juventus’s former sports director, Fabio Paratici, now managing director of football at Premier League club Tottenham.

The club’s former chairman Andrea Agnelli was among those to receive bans 

The club’s CEO Maurizio Arrivabene was also been handed a two-year ban, while former vice-chairman Pavel Nedved was been given an eight-month suspension. 

The prosecutor of the case alleged that the club had misrepresented losses in the period between 2018 and 2020, particularly regarding the amount ascribed to player sales.

The whole board resigned in November, leading to various media outlets claiming the unanimous decision came as a result of involvement in the Prisma investigation.

Juventus denied wrongdoing and said their accounting was in line with industry standards.

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