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Inter wait to discover 2006 Scudetto fate

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) are set to rule on the case on July 18. -AFP Photo

ROME: Inter Milan will discover later this month whether they are allowed to keep the 2006 Serie A title that was attributed to them in the wake of the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal.

Inter, who finished third that season, were awarded the title after Juventus were stripped of the title and demoted to Serie B for influencing referees.

But the San Siro giants are themselves accused of “illegal” contacts with referees by Italian state prosecutor Stefano Palazzi.

Palazzi, who claims Inter would have been found guilty too if all the taped telephone conversations used in the initial investigation had been listened to, has recommended that the 2006 title be left vacant.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) are set to rule on the case on July 18.

Inter deny any wrongdoing, and in the event of the FIGC ruling against them, could lodge an appeal with the Italian Olympic Committee.

Club president Massimo Moratti said: “There is nothing new here, these are issues that have already been dealt with. These are serious attacks against the club. The prosectutor Palazzi has got it badly wrong.”

The match-fixing scandal that rocked the Italian game cost Juventus dear, the club losing their 2006 and 2005 titles and being demoted to the second division with a nine-point penalty.

Fiorentina, AC Milan and Lazio were also found guilty and while all three held onto their Serie A status, they were docked 15, eight and three points respectively.

The 2005 Scudetto was left vacant in the wake of the affair.

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