Juventus will not participate in the Champions League stage next season as they have given up their appeal against the points reduction penalty.
On the 30th (Korean time), Juventus officially announced on the club’s official website that “Juventus has decided to give up its appeal to the Sports Guarantee Commission (CONI) against the decision recently made by the federal court.”스포츠토토
Juventus, a prestigious Serie A player, was penalized twice this season alone.
Juventus, which was punished by a 15-point reduction from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) for alleged manipulation of accounting books in January, immediately appealed, and as the appeal was accepted, the points were temporarily restored.
However, as the court’s ruling was still pending, Juventus could not relax, and in the end, on the 23rd, the court confirmed a 10-point penalty for Juventus, which was more relaxed than before.
Juventus could have appealed the ruling to the Sports Guarantee Board, but decided to give up and accept the disciplinary action.
“Juventus were fined 718,000 euros (approximately 1 billion won) for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons as a result of salary manipulation, relationships with certain sports agents and ‘partnerships’ with other clubs.” explained.
“We waive our appeal to the Sports Guarantee Commission against the decision of the federal court on May 23 regarding so-called ‘capital interests’,” it added.
As a result, Juventus, currently ranked 7th in the league with 59 points (21 wins, 6 draws, 10 losses), lost the possibility of recovering points, making it impossible to advance to the UEFA Champions League next season even if they won the final match of the league.
AC Milan, with 67 points (19 wins, 10 draws, 8 losses), holds the 4th place in the league, which is the Maginot line for qualifying for the Champions League.
It is the first time in 11 years that Juventus have failed to qualify for the Champions League since the 2011/12 season when they finished 7th in the league the previous season and failed to qualify.
As Juventus was eliminated from the fight for the top 4 due to a point cut, the four Serie A teams participating in the Champions League stage next season were confirmed to be SSC Napoli, SS Lazio, Inter Milan and AC Milan, regardless of the results of the league final.
However, if AS Roma, led by coach Jose Mourinho, defeats Sevilla in the UEFA Europa League final to be held on the 1st of next month and wins, it will also win the Champions League ticket.