The former president of FIFA, Joseph Blatter, is hospitalized, according to the Swiss newspaper Blick today, citing the daughter of the former president of FIFA without specifying the reason for the admission.
“My father is in the hospital. He is improving every day, but he needs time and rest ”, revealed Corinne Blatter Andenmatten, who“ in the name of the family, I ask for respect for private life ”.
Blick’s information indicates that Blatter, 84, is in serious condition although his life is not in danger. The former leader already had two health scares in 2015 and in 2016.
Blatter was FIFA president for 17 years until he resigned in June 2015, caught up in a major corruption investigation targeting several senior FIFA officials. In December of that year, he was suspended for 8 years, a penalty later reduced to 6 years, for a payment of 1.2 million euros made to Michel Platini, then president of UEFA.