(CNN)World Cup winner and former World Player of the Year Fabio Cannavaro has been given a 10-month custodial sentence for breaking into his own home.
World Cup winner Cannavaro faces jail after swimming in his own pool
The retired footballer, who captained Italy to World Cup glory in 2006, had been ordered to stay out of his Naples address after prosecutors claimed that elements of the property breached planning regulations.
They said that Cannavaro hadn't properly applied for planning permission for development of the house and surrounding grounds, which was seized by authorities.
Prosecutor Luigi Cannavale said that Cannavaro, along with his wife, Daniela Arenoso and brother Paolo, who is a professional footballer in Italy's top division, broke a seal restricting entry to the property and went swimming in the pool.
His sentence, along with jail terms for his wife and brother has been suspended pending appeal.
The star, along with Arenoso, was reportedly under investigation for tax evasion in 2014.
The former Juventus and Real Madrid defender now coaches China Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.
The team, AFC Champions League winners in 2013, beat Seoul FC 1-0 in an Asian Champions League match on Wednesday.