Italian sports authority cancels 15-point penalty for Juventus

 Gianluca Ferrero
Juventus president Gianluca Ferrero. File photo: Reuters/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Italy's top sport body on Thursday ordered a soccer court to review its previous ruling which docked Juventus 15 points in the current Serie A season, in a case centered on the club's transfer dealings.

With eight games left to play in this season, the decision lifts Juventus from seventh to third in the Serie A table - with 59 points, 16 behind leaders Napoli - but back into the qualifying spots for the lucrative European Champions League.

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