Former FIFA president Blatter, rushed to hospital

FORMER FIFA president Sepp Blatter is in hospital in a ‘serious but stable’ condition.

The Sun confirms that reports in Switzerland claim the 84-year-old was rushed to hospital on Thursday.

According to Blick, Blatter is not believed to be in a life-threatening condition. His daughter Corrina confirmed he is getting better every day as she asked for privacy.

She told Blick: “My father is in the hospital and is getting better every day. He needs time and rest.

“On behalf of my family, I ask for privacy.”

He was also hospitalised in November 2015 and July 2016 with health issues.

Blatter became the eighth president of FIFA after he secured the role in 1998.

But he resigned from his post as president in 2015 amid a corruption scandal.

He was found to have made a “disloyal” £1.6million payment to Michel Platini.

The Swiss chief is now serving a six-year ban from football over ethics violations.

But he has always denied any wrongdoing.

Blatter started legal proceedings against FIFA in 2019 over his watch collection that he left in his office.

And the disgraced former president also accused the governing body of ‘moral damage’.

He launched an attack on FIFA chiefs during an explosive interview with the BBC.

He said: “These are my watches, give me my watches.

“It’s important for me. I worked in the watch industry and I made my collection.

“Forty-one years they were (at FIFA), I could have taken them home, a long time ago.

“Why are they fighting for these watches?

“There is no respect; there is no respect by the president (Gianni Infantino).”