Suspended FIFA president admitted to hospital

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been admitted to hospital, with claims the embattled chief had a “small breakdown”.

Blatter, 79, who has led world football’s governing body for 18 years, was provisionally suspended for 90 days last month amid a corruption scandal.

It is understood he suffered what has been called “a nervous shock” but is expected to make a full recovery.


Blatter is set to remain in hospital until next Tuesday after being admitted initially for a check-up last week.

A spokesperson said 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.”

FIFA has been in turmoil since 14 soccer officials and sports marketing executives, including two FIFA vice-presidents, were indicted by the United States in May.