Juve president calls for investigations for 2006 match-fixing

Updated: 17 November 2011 08:54 IST

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has called for the facts surrounding the infamous 2006 calciopoli match-fixing scandal to be reviewed.

Juve president calls for investigations for 2006 match-fixing

Rome:

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has called for the facts surrounding the infamous 2006 calciopoli match-fixing scandal to be reviewed.

Agnelli's demand came after his club came under fire from Italian Olympic Committee (Coni) president Gianni Petrucci over Juve's persistent refusal to accept their punishment for trying to fix matches.

Juve have taken appeals to a variety of different bodies in a bid to have the titles they were stripped of -- those of 2005 and 2006 -- reinstated.

"As president of Juventus I have to protect the club as much as possible," said Agnelli in a press conference on Wednesday.

"Today Petrucci invited everyone to protect the world of sport and to respect the rules.

"Juventus has always done so.

"We should all take a step forward together, also with the new (sports) Minister.

"We should create a political forum which reviews all the facts from 2006 and which brings together all efforts to give a future to top level sport and football.

""We need) laws on sporting institutions, reform of the Sporting Justice Code and a revision of the Melandri Law.

"Top level football is a multi-million-euro business and it needs appropriate laws."

Agnelli's words show he has no intention of backing down having taken appeals to the National Court of Arbitration for Sport and UEFA, as well as making a claim for 444-million-euros of damages against the Italian Football Federation for loss of incomes and reputation over their conviction for cheating.

Earlier on Wednesday Petrucci blasted Juve for their arrogance and pleaded with them to stop making futile appeals and trying to manipulate the appeals system.

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