A possible doping case against Roma striker Francesco Totti has been dropped, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed.
A statement on FIGC’s Web site said that its Federal Court of Justice had agreed to archive the case after a request from the Italian Olympic Committee’s anti-doping unit.
According to Italy’s ANSA news service the 31-year-old had been late for a routine doping test on May 13.
His second child Chanel was born on this date, which may explain why he was late for the test.
Totti, who last season won European Golden Boot after scoring 26 league goals for Roma, retired from the national side in July having picked up a World Cup winners’ medal last year.