UEFA is preparing to ban Juventus from participating in European competitions.
According to reports, UEFA is preparing to ban Juventus from participating in European competitions. This is because of their allegedly fabricated capital gains.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, UEFA has been closely monitoring Bianconeri’s legal woes over the past year. It has been conducting its investigation into the club’s financial practices. They have also been receiving copious documents from the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office as part of this investigation.
Juventus’ appeal against their 15-point deduction to CONI’s Collegio di Garanzia was partially successful. It was temporarily annulled pending a new sporting trial. UEFA is hopeful that a legal ruling will be issued in Italy by the end of June. But they are preparing to leave if the process takes longer than anticipated.
Juventus is really at risk from Financial Fair Play. The club was previously fined €3.5 million by UEFA for breaking these rules back in September 2022. They entered into some agreements that allowed them to avoid an additional €19.5 million fine. These agreements were based on the Old Lady’s balance sheets. These sheets are the subject of current investigations by the FIGC and Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Juventus would no longer be under any urgency to participate in the Champions League, Europa League, or Europa Conference League, which would allow UEFA to wait for the Italian legal system. But the Bianconeri would have issues because a potential ban from competition might not happen until the 2024–25 campaign.
UEFA would have to act if the Old Lady were to qualify for European club competition. This is probably before the end of July or the beginning of August. Since the September plea agreement was based on the dubious balance sheets, exclusion from these competitions is a likely result.