Juventus risk ban from UEFA competitions

Still lamenting over docked 15 points in the ongoing Serie A season due to financial irregularities, Juventus are now at risk of being banned from any European Competitions.

Football Italia have referenced newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claiming that the Old Lady could be banned due to ‘unsporting conduct’.

Moreover, Juventus could also face a new trial after being accused of paying salaries under the table after the Covid pandemic. If the accusations are proved true, that the club secretly paid salaries and left no trace in their financial documents, UEFA will review and take into account the new figures in their balance sheet.

The report also claims that Juventus, who were fined €3.5m in 2021 for failing to comply with Financial Fair Play parameters could now see that number rise to €23m if found guilty of not sticking to the rules within the next three years.

This would mean that the Bianconeri would be banned from European Competitions for more than a season depending on the figures.

However, the potential ban will only kick in if Juventus qualify for an European place. At the time the Old Lady were second in the Serie A standings but now with the 15-point ban, they sit 10th with 22 points from 18 games and 12 points adrift for a Champions League berth.

However, they could qualify for the Europa League next season as they are 6 points behind Udinese in 7th.

On Friday, the Italian FA announced that the Bianconeri had manipulated transfer finances and sanctioned the club along with 11 executives that included board directors and board members who were also banned for a lengthy span.

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