Blatter Suffers 'Emotional Breakdown'

Published: 12th November 2015 08:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th November 2015 08:50 AM   |  A+A-

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter .| (File Photo/AP)

Sepp Blatter was admitted to hospital after suffering an "emotional breakdown" following the criminal and ethics action opened against him, it emerged yesterday (Wednesday).

Blatter, the suspended Fifa president, was admitted to hospital last Friday for checks on what was -described initially as "stress". He is now expected to be kept under medical supervision until Monday.

Sources close to the Swiss, 79, said that he had suffered a "small emotional breakdown".

His adviser, Klaus Stoehlker, said: "He is in hospital but he has just been told to -relax for a few days and he will be back to work on Tuesday. His most important message is that he is fully preparing himself to go ahead with his fight against his 90?day suspension."

Stoehlker -added that Blatter said he had no -involvement in the

scandal to have engulfed Germany's 2006 World Cup bid, which has led to the resignation of its football association president, Wolfgang Niersbach.

Germany's bid leaders, including Niersbach and Franz Becken-bauer, have been accused of using 4.73 million pounds to set up a slush fund to buy votes. They have denied any wrongdoing, as did yesterday the disgraced former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner following the emergence of a document appearing to link him to the scandal.

"I have never, ever had any agreement of any kind with anyone on Germany's hosting of the 2006 World Cup," Warner wrote in an email to German broadcaster

Sport 1. "I have said a thousand times that I have no intention of talking or writing to anyone about my 30 years' sojourn in the Fifa. Nor do I have any intention of joining the international media circus whose only objective seems to be to demean and denigrate."


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