Cannavaro in spot of bother after failed test

The Juventus defender received emergency cortisone treatment for an insect bite on Aug 28 and then failed a dope test after a Serie A match two days later. Cannavaro had requested an exemption after being treated for the bite but did not receive it before he was tested.
Media reports said Cannavaro was spotted meeting the Italian Olympic Committee's (CONI) anti-doping chief Ettore Torri in Turin late on Thursday and that a judgement was expected to come on Friday.

Cannavaro should escape a ban but Juve could be fined, the reports added.
Cannavaro is suspended for Italy's World Cup qualifier in Ireland on Saturday, when a point will put the world champions through to next year's finals, but is due to meet up with the sqaud on Sunday ahead of Wednesday's home game with Cyprus.

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