Juventus looking to regain 2006 Italian title

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Updated: August 13, 2011

Juventus are to continue their battle for the 2006 Serie A title which was later awarded to Inter Milan, saying they will appeal last month’s decision confirming the northern club as champions.

The Turin club, stripped of the 2004/05 and 2005/06 titles over the ‘Calciopoli’ match-fixing scandal, said on Wednesday they would take the matter to the Italian National Sports Tribunal (Tnas).

Club president Andrea Agnelli added: “We’ll forward our petitions to the Director of Public Prosecutions…, to the Prefect in Rome, to the Ministry of Interior, to the Management Control Officer at CONI (Italian Olympic Committee) and to the UEFA Executive Committee.

“This is just the beginning of our actions, and there could be more in the future,” he told a news conference.

Inter Milan were confirmed as 2006 champions after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) said it did not have the authority to revoke the decision of five years ago which stripped Juventus of the title and awarded the scudetto to the side which finished third.

Juventus, Italy’s best supported and most successful club, were also demoted when Calciopoli broke five years ago although they won promotion back to Serie A at the first attempt.

Second-placed Milan, Fiorentina, Lazio and Reggina were also docked points for influencing the appointment of favoured referees.

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