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Fifa said Italy could be thrown out of the qualifying campaign for Euro 2008 if Juventus continue to fight relegation to Serie B for match-fixing.

 

Juve were relegated and docked 17 points for trying to exert influence over referees and are now trying to take their appeal to a civil court.

 

That would be against Fifa's rules and could lead to the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) being suspended.

 

The FIGC told Juventus it would impose sanctions if they go to a civil court.

 

In a letter the FIGC said it would not "hesitate to launch the sanction process" if Juve press ahead with their plan to lodge an appeal with the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio (TAR).

 

FIGC also said Juve had not yet formally lodged their appeal.

 

Juve were relegated for their role in the match-fixing scandal that rocked Italy and were initially docked 30 points, which was reduced to 17 on appeal.

 

Lazio, Fiorentina, AC Milan, and recently Reggina, have been implicated and all will start next season with point deductions.

 

But Juve are the only Serie A team to have been relegated.

 

The club announced on Monday it would take its appeal against the FIGC's decision to the TAR.

 

The FIGC reported on their website that they have sent a letter to Fifa explaining their objections to Juve's decision to appeal to the TAR.

 

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/5279226.stm

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The appeals are getting a bit ridiculous at this point, but you have to wonder why now Juve are the only club to have been relegated when all the other clubs' appeals have seen them put back into Serie A.

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The appeals are getting a bit ridiculous at this point, but you have to wonder why now Juve are the only club to have been relegated when all the other clubs' appeals have seen them put back into Serie A.

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Because they were the worst offenders?

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