NEWS
Friday October 23 2015
‘Juventus continuing Calciopoli appeals’

President Andrea Agnelli confirms Juventus are still seeking damages over the Calciopoli scandal.

The Bianconeri had two Scudetti revoked as part of the scandal, and were demoted to Serie B, with the 2006 title going to Inter.

A trial in Naples in 2011 revealed wiretaps of ex-Inter president Giacinto Facchetti in regular contact with the referee designators.

FIGC prosector Stefano Palazzi declared that the Nerazzurri had committed sporting fraud, but the statute of limitations meant that charges could not be brought.

Juventus maintain they were unfairly punished by the scandal, and are seeking to have their Scudetti reinstated as well as damages of €444m.

“I think it’s important to update you on the recent developments on the known events of 2006,” Agnelli told shareholders today.

“We’ve read, in recent days and months, the reasoning of the Supreme Court. We’ve also read and are considering carefully the appeal filed by [Giuseppe] Gazzoni.

“We have a constant dialogue with the Federation [FIGC] and President Carlo Tavecchio about the actions undertaken by Juventus in 2011.

“I must say, I read the statements of [FIGC lawyer Luigi] Medugno [who claims Juventus should pay damages to the Federation] with interest, and I really struggled to find what he was referring to.

“In light of these new events, we don’t think the framework we’re operating in today allows us to draw different conclusions from the ones I have repeatedly explained.

“We’re fortunate that unlike other teams, Article 39 [of the sporting code, relating to the Scudetti] should not be subject to the statute of limitations.

“The claim against the Federation [for the €444m] is still pending at the TAR [regional administrative court] in Lazio, and the decision not to decide on the allocation of the 2006 Scudetto is before the Court of Appeals in Rome [The court for arbitration for sport declined to make a ruling on the 2006 title in 2012].”

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