Bad news for Naples, FIGC confirms

The penalty imposed on Naples was upheld The Court of Appeal of the Italian Football Federation ruled against Naples, following the appeal initiated by the club. The FIGC confirmed in a press release the green-carpet loss of the match against Juventus Turin (0-3) and the withdrawal of one point in the Serie A ranking.

As a reminder, Gennaro Gattuso’s players had refused to travel to Piedmont on 4 October for Matchday 3 because of the presence of two positive cases of coronavirus in the squad. Winners last Sunday in Bologna (1-0, Matchday 7), the Azzurri occupy third place with 14 points, one point behind Sassuolo and three behind AC Milan.

Tuesday, the Court of Appeal of the Italian Federation (FIGC) ruled against the Partenopei club and confirmed its defeat on the green carpet against Juventus (0-3) in Serie A. As a reminder, after having unsuccessfully requested the cancellation of the match due to the case of Covid-19, the Gennaro Gattuso’s gang had not made the trip to Piedmont on 4th October. Not seeing any “force majeure” in this decision, the court therefore confirmed the sanction of the Azzurri who, third in the Italian championship after seven games, had also been given a penalty point.

At the same time, the FIGC refused the appeal of AS Roma, who also suffered a defeat on the green carpet against Hellas Verona (0-3), for having brought in midfielder Amadou Diawara (23), who had not been registered on the list of eligible players due to an administrative fault, on the first day of Serie A.

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