The four clubs involved in Serie A's match-fixing scandal will not be granted amnesty as a result of Italy's World Cup success, according to Italian Football Federation chief investigator Franc-esco Borrelli.
Juventus, AC Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio are expected to learn their fate in the next few days, with the quartet facing relegation if found guilty of wrongdoing.
"If we say that a victory should lead to indulgence, then surely a defeat would have brought more extreme measures of severity. We are therefore talking about two different things," said Borrelli."
Reports in Italy suggest the verdicts could be announced tomorrow afternoon, once the stock exchange closes. Once the verdict is announced, the clubs will have three days to appeal to the Federal Court. The list of Italian teams which will be involved in European competitions next season has to be completed by July 25.