Italian football team Lazio has appealed its punishment in the country's match-fixing scandal to the arbitration court of Italy's Olympic Committee.
A spokesman for the committee announced the appeal Wednesday, one day after it was lodged by Lazio president Claudio Lotito.
In a ruling by a sports appeals tribunal last month, Lazio was banned from European club competition and docked 11 points in this season's Serie-A championship. Lotito was barred from soccer for two-and-one-half years. A ruling is expected by August 25th. Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP .
Juventus appealed its punishment last week, after the team was stripped of its last two Serie-A titles and demoted to Serie-B with a 17-point penalty. AC Milan and Fiorentina, the two other clubs sanctioned in match-fixing scandal, are considering appeals.
Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina have also threatened to go to Italy's civil courts if their appeals are unsuccessful.