The Italy coach says the 36-year-old's future with the national team might not be over, as long as he stays in good physical condition.
Cesare Prandelli says he will not rule out recalling Francesco Totti to the Italy squad for the 2014 World Cup, provided that Italy qualifies and that the veteran he can remain fit.
The Roma forward already has 58 caps for his country, but his national team coach is open to the idea of a recall - even though the player officially retired from international duty in 2007.
"If we qualify for the World Cup then I’ll take a look at what shape he is in," Prandelli told reporters. "He is proving to be in exceptional physical condition."
The Azzurri are top of Group B in their bid for World Cup 2014 qualification and Prandelli says he has picked his best possible squad for their friendly against Brazil.
"At the moment I do not see players stronger than those who are here at this time," Prandelli said.