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Tuesday July 19 2011
FIGC 'hoped' Inter would give up title

FIGC President Giancarlo Abete admits he wishes “Inter would've foregone the statute of limitations” for a fair trial on the 2006 Scudetto.

On Monday the Federation ruled it was “unable to act” after new evidence emerged in the Calciopoli trial in Naples that the Nerazzurri had also attempted to influence referees.

“I hoped that Inter would've foregone the statute of limitations in this case.

“There is no statute of limitations on ethics,” said Abete. “We had to stick to the rules. If the rules do not satisfy some, then that is out of our hands.”

In effect, the FIGC chief confirmed Inter were not stripped of the title purely due to a technicality.

Earlier today Inter President Massimo Moratti declared the ruling was “a confirmation” for the club.

The 2006 title was originally won by Juventus, but stripped in the original Calciopoli trial and handed over to the Nerazzurri.

The other Scudetto revoked, the 2004-05 edition, was simply left unassigned.

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