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According to news agency ANSA, the next Federal Court of Appeal hearing on a Juventus points penalty will take place on May 22, making it likely that any penalty will be applied to the current season.
The Bianconeri had appealed against the 15-point penalty, partially accepted on April 20 by the Collegio di Garanzia. This temporarily revoked the penalty of 15 points and referred the matter to the Federal Court of Appeal, requesting further clarification and changes on the basis of new evidence. It did remove several board members from the case, but upheld the basic verdict that Juventus had violated Article 4 of the sports justice system, the one covering fair play. The club was therefore found guilty of artificially inflating transfer fees to increase capital gains and balance the books, in order to improve their sporting results.
This means that a points penalty is still almost certain and will most likely be nine points, the figure that FIGC prosecutor Giuseppe Chiné had originally requested. The main question now is whether the penalty is applied to the 2022-23 season or delayed until the 2023-24 campaign.