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Friday July 15 2011
Juve to fight for lost Scudetto

Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has threatened legal action if the 2006 Scudetto is not revoked from Inter.

The Italian Football Federation's executive committee is set to make a ruling on Monday, where it is expected that they will not strip the Nerazzurri of the title.

"I'd like to stress that every legal action will be carried out in order to preserve Juventus, if the sports system won't be able to provide all members with equal dignity and treatment," Agnelli noted.

"It's not time for bureaucracy, it's time for essence. The dialogue will be restored only when these conditions will be guaranteed.

"People's respectability isn't at stake, especially the honourableness of those who cannot argue. We're playing for the credibility of the system."

Juve were stripped of the 2005 and 2006 titles for their part in Calciopoli. The first of those Scudetti was unassigned, while the second was handed on to Inter.

However, following revelations from the legal trial in Naples which suggested that there were more widespread attempts to influence referees, including from Inter, Juve asked the FIGC to review the 2006 title.

Agnelli's comments come just days after Fiorentina, another club caught up in the 2006 Calciopoli scandal, asked for clarity.

"Fiorentina and their main share holders have properly emphasized the treatment inequality suffered from some football clubs in 2006," Agnelli added.

"These differences are likely to continue if the rumours heard in the last days should be confirmed by the Federal Council on Monday.

"The dialogue between the main movers of the football world is certainly desirable, but the equality conditions between these subjects must still be guaranteed, even better restored, following five years of a system based on double standards."

The FIGC's sporting tribunal initially rejected Juve's claim against Inter on the grounds that the case had expired under the sporting statute of limitations.

That led to the case being shifted to the executive committee who have spent this month examining new evidence.

It is being suggested that the FIGC executive committee will state that they are not legally permitted to take the 2006 title away from Inter.

Juventus were demoted to Serie B in 2006, while Milan, Fiorentina, Lazio and Reggina were handed point penalties.

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