Published On: Tue, Apr 1st, 2014

BREAKING: Juventus to be indicted in new Calciopoli scandal

Andrea Agnelli Presidente della Juventus ieri 9 Maggio 2011 durante la partita Juventus-Chievo allo stadio Olimpico di Torino/ANSA/DI MARCOJuventus are to be sanctioned by the FIGC at the end of the season for a “new” Calciopoli scandal, reports have emerged.

Juventus were previously relegated in 2006 following a refereeing scandal involving the bribing of Serie A officials and members of the officiating association in the FIGC, also having two Serie A titles taken from them, one given to Inter.

A leak from tomorrow’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport report that Antonio Conte, Andrea Agnelli and several members of Juventus’s squad including Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci have been involved in a conspiracy to bribe and affect results during the Serie A calendar since 2012.

The paper reports that both Conte and Agnelli offered financial incentives to referees to look favorably on Juventus in key fixtures in the Serie A title race, including the infamous game against Milan where Sulley Muntari had a goal not given despite later replays showing the ball crossing the line.

Players then reportedly would bet on outcomes through underground outlets.

The FIGC are preparing sanctions for Juventus at the season’s end including player suspensions, fines and a potential relegation for the Italian champions.

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