Former Siena defender Emanuele Pesoli has ended his hunger strike outside the gates of FIGC.

Pesoli was chained to the gates of the Federation headquarters in Rome for five days on hunger strike before securing a meeting with President Giancarlo Abete to discuss his three-year ban in the betting trial.

"I thank President Abete, who interrupted his summer vacation to meet with me," said the 28-year-old.

"We had a chat and he showed himself to be very sensitive, but he cannot interfere with the sporting justice system.

"It is very satisfying to meet with the President of the FIGC, but my protest was aimed at earning a confrontation with my accusers, which unfortunately isn't going to happen."