FIGC review Samuel's Czech spat
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Walter Samuel could be banned for two games for spitting at Pavel Nedved.
Walter Samuel could miss Internazionale's first two games of the season if an Italian Football Federal judge rules that the Argentinian was guilty of spitting at Juventus' Pavel Nedved.
The case has been referred to TV analysis after reports suggested that Samuel spat at the Czech international during the Supercup final match between Inter and Juventus.
However, television images are unclear and the defender could be cleared by the fact that it does not seem possible to definitely say whether the alleged disgusting act was committed.
Samuel vehemently denies the charge, saying; "It's possible that I've spat due to nervousness, but it certainly wasn't done towards Nedved."
Nedved himself admits that he was unaware of any wrongdoing: "You are telling me now he spat. I have seen nothing," stressed the creative midfielder.
Samuel stands to miss the Serie A games at home to Treviso and away to Palermo should he be found guilty.