Juventus: Serie A side docked 15 points as Tottenham's Fabio Paratici handed 30-month ban from Italian football

by 24britishtvJan. 20, 2023, 10 p.m. 15
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Juventus have been deducted 15 Serie A points for alleged financial irregularities and false accounting, while Tottenham's transfer chief Fabio Paratici has been handed a 30-month ban from Italian football for his involvement.

Paratici's ban includes a request for an extension to cover UEFA and FIFA activities.

With 20 games left to play this season, Juve were third in Serie A, 10 points adrift of leaders Napoli. The points deduction would push them down into mid-table, outside the spots for European competition.

The Italian national football federation (FIGC) decided on a 30-month ban for Juve's former sporting director Paratici, who is now managing director of football at Spurs.

The court also ruled that former Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli is to be banned from holding office in Italian football for 24 months.

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

The Turin-based club and the officials involved - including Paratici - intend to appeal the decision to CONI (Italian Olympic Committee).

CONI has the power to decide whether the decision is correct or not correct, and cannot reduce or change any of the sanctions.

Sky Sports News has contacted Tottenham for comment in relation to the sanction handed out against Paratici - there is no suggestion he has done any wrongdoing while at Spurs.

The rulings come after the entire Juve board, including Agnelli, resigned in November.

The collective resignation came after Juve's financial statements underwent scrutiny by prosecutors and Italian market regulator Consob last year for alleged false accounting and market manipulation.

Furthermore, Juve published an annual loss of £220m for last season - a record-breaking fee in the history of the club.

Juve's next league game is at home to Atalanta on Sunday.

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