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Inter to keep 2006 Italian League title

           The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced on Monday that Inter Milan will be allowed to keep the 2006 Serie A title, attributed to them in the wake of that year’s Calciopoli scandal.

A motion by the FIGC’s federal council declaring that there was “no judicial basis for the revocation” of the 2006 Scudetto was passed by 22 votes to one at a meeting in Rome, with two abstentions.

The Calciopoli scandal led to Juventus being stripped of the league titles they had won in 2005 and 2006 after it was discovered that they had been trying to influence referees.

Juve were also relegated to Serie B and deducted nine points, although they did win immediate promotion back to the elite.

The scandal also led to Fiorentina being deducted 15 points, Milan losing eight, and Lazio three points.

It was as a result of these punishments that Inter were retrospectively awarded the title.

However, a report by federal prosecutor Stefano Palazzi, released on July 4, accused Inter of also having “illegal” contacts with referees and said that they might also have been implicated at the time had all wiretaps been examined by police.

It was evidence from these wiretaps that led to the Juventus sporting director Luciano Moggi being banned from all Italian football for life.

Juve had sent a request to the FIGC in May 2010 asking them to leave the 2006 title vacant.

© Sapa – AFP
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