Monday July 18 2011
FIGC won't revoke Inter title

As expected, the Italian Football Federation [FIGC] have confirmed that they are not able to strip Inter of the 2006 Scudetto.

The FIGC's executive committee met in Rome on Monday where they underlined that the title handed to the Nerazzurri could not be revoked.

A total of 23 voted in favour of allowing Inter to keep the disputed championship, there was one vote against and two abstained.

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 the San Siro giants.

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 case.

Having consulted lawyers, the FIGC have stated that their hands are tied as there are no legal grounds for the revocation of the Scudetto.

The executive committee was asked to take a look at the situation after the FIGC's sporting tribunal initially rejected Juve's claim against Inter on the grounds that it had expired under the sporting statute of limitations.

Juve are now set to assess their next move having threatened action should the FIGC not rule in their favour.

"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," President Andrea Agnelli stated last week.

"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."

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

It is being claimed that Juve's first port of call will be an appeal to CONI – the Italian National Olympic Committee.