FIFA chief Blatter in hospital 'for stress'

AFP , Wednesday 11 Nov 2015

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures during a news conference after the Extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland July 20, 2015. (Reuters)

 Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been hospitalised, after being placed under medical observation for stress, but he is expecting to leave the facility early next week, his spokesman said Wednesday.

"He is now, at this moment in hospital," Blatter's spokesman Klaus Stoehlker told AFP by phone. "He is preparing to leave on Monday and will be back on the job on Tuesday."

Stoehlker added that 79-year-old Blatter had "regained his good humour" and has vowed to persist with "his fight against the (FIFA) ethics committee" which suspended him for 90 days over corruption allegations.

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