Japan striker Kazuki Ganaha succeeded in his appeal on Tuesday against a ban imposed on him for taking intravenous garlic infusions.
The 27-year-old was suspended for six games last year for breaking the J. League’s anti-doping rules after coming down with influenza.
Ganaha took his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), who heard his case at a two-day hearing in Tokyo earlier this month.
Although Ganaha did not take a banned substance, intravenous treatment is banned by Japan’s domestic league in line with world soccer’s governing body FIFA.
The Kawasaki Frontale player was put on a drip by a club doctor. The J. League club was hit with a fine of around $100,000 for breaching the rules.