Report: Blatter in hospital for stress

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been admitted to hospital for treatment after suffering "a nervous shock", according to reports.

The reports suggest Blatter will remain in hospital until Tuesday next week and is expected to make a full recovery.

Just last week, Blatter went for a medical check-up but was reported to be "fine" and "expected to be home shortly."

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

Blatter and UEFA counterpart Michel Platini were recently slapped with provisional 90-day suspensions over corruption allegations, and the 79-year-old has vowed to fight against the ruling made by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

He will officially stand down following FIFA's presidential election on 26 February.

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