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Juventus Appeals Anyway
Reuters, August 24th, 2006 4PM

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Despite threats from FIFA and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Juventus went ahead with its appeal to a regional Italian court anyway. "We accept the risk" of FIGC sanctions, a Juventus spokesman said. "The priority is the defence of the rights of the shareholders." Juve's share price has plummeted since the infamous match-fixing scandal broke in May. Ever since, the club has sought to overturn the verdict has landed the 2005 and 2006 Italian champion in Serie B with a 17-point deduction to start the season. This is its third appeal; this time, Juve is going for Italy's regional courtsthe other cases were tried under FIGC law. Later on Wednesday, an FIGC official said the federation would deduct three more points if the club went ahead with it appeal. Juve claims that its punishment is too severe and would cripple its business. The four other clubs implicated in the scandal, AC Milan, Fiorentina, Lazio and Reggina, have maintained their place in Serie A but will also begin the season with points deductions. FIGC law expressly states that its members may not appeal to civil courts and should be punished for doing so. FIFA on Wednesday said it was satisfied with the measures take by the FIGC. It's unclear whether FIFA will impose its own sanctionsincluding banning Italian teams from international competitions. Read the original story...


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