Sky Sports News have revealed that FIFA have extended Fabio Paratici’s 30-month ban from football to all leagues across the world.
Following Juventus’ capital gains trial in Italy back in January, the Serie A club were hit with a 15-point deduction, with Paratici handed a 30-month ban from Italian football for his involvement (Gianluca Di Marzio).
The case centered around Juventus and their transfer dealings with various other clubs, with the Serie A giants accused of putting the capital gain from player transfers onto the club’s accounts while spreading the cost of a purchase over the life of a contract, thus flattering the balance sheet with inflated valuations.
It was reported at the time by RTL that there has been a request by the Italian FA to extend Paratici’s suspension to other leagues across the world.
Sky Sports have now revealed that FIFA have granted the request, which means the managing director of football’s suspension now applies in England as well.
The report explained that Paratici, Juve and the other officials involved have appealed the sanctions, with the result of the appeal still pending.
According to The Guardian, this new development means that the 50-year-old has to step aside from his role at Tottenham unless the appeal is successful.
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It was always clear when the verdict first arrived in January that Paratici’s ban would be extended to England.
The fact that the Italian has still continued to be the face of Tottenham’s football operations over the past couple of months, suggests that they are relatively optimistic that the appeal would be successful.
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