Juventus are expected not to take part in the UEFA Europa Conference League next season despite their seventh placed finish in Serie A. Issues surrounding financial fair play have long plagued the Bianconeri, with their latest point of concern involving a 10-point deduction that pushed them all the way on the brink of missing out of Europe.
However, despite finishing seventh following the points penalty, Juventus will not be participating in the third-tier continental competition. As per Corriere dello Sport, the Turin giants will face a one-year disqualification from Europe – an agreement they have reached with UEFA so as to avoid the carry-on of sanctions from the 2024/25 season onwards.
Juventus and UEFA will come to an agreement where Juve will be banned from Europe this season as their only punishment ⚪️⚫️
Fiorentina would play in the Conference League.
— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) July 9, 2023
This will ensure that the Bianconeri are not sanctioned or punished from Europe next season, with Champions League qualification their main objective for the upcoming season.
The false accounting ‘Capitals Gain’ case, which is at the base of these proceedings, forced the Juventus board to resign in a coordinated effort back in November 2022, including ex-patron Andrea Agnelli. The former Juventus president will stand trial in a federal court after having failed to find an agreement with the FIGC prosecutor, unlike Maurizio Arrivabene, Fabio Paratici and Federico Cherubini.
Juventus have agreed with UEFA to be sanctioned for one season without European competitions 🤝
They will now not play the 2023/24 Conference League ❌
— FUN88 (@fun88eng) July 9, 2023
It is understood that the reported agreement between UEFA and Juventus is a small price to pay, as the club seek to emerge anew from 2023/24 onwards under the tutelage of the new management.
Fiorentina, who finished one place below Juventus and missed out on Europe, are expected to play in the Conference League next season – the same tournament they finished runners-up after a 2-1 defeat to West Ham United in the final.
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