Sepp Blatter, former FIFA president, rushed to hospital in critical condition

Sepp Blatter, former FIFA president, rushed to hospital in critical condition

- Sepp Blatter is critically ill and has been hospitalized his daughter Corinne

- It is understood that the Swiss administrator's condition is not life-threatning

- The 84-year-old spent 17 years as FIFA president but got banned for six years

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Sepp Blatter has landed in the hospital and is currently in critical condition, his daughter Corinne announced, Mirror.

The former FIFA boss is in stable condition and reports claim he is not in life-threatning condition.

Sepp Blatter, ex-FIFA president rushed to hospital, in critical condition
Sepp Blatter, ex-FIFA president rushed to hospital, in critical condition. Photo by Federico Gambarin
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"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."

The 84-year-old who was president for 17 years, has had health problems in November 2015 and July 2016.

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The Swiss administrator was banned from all footballing activities after he and Michel Platini authorized payments worth $2million as gifts.

He was restricted for six years and after he was found guilty the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Blatter appealed but lost only for his eight-year ban to be reduced to six in 2016.

The men were banned, initially for eight years. The bans were reduced to six years by FIFA's appeals committee in February 2016.

Blatter, who has denied all charges against him, had compared the FIFA Ethics Committee investigation to "the inquisition".

He lost an appeal in the CAS against the suspension in December 2016.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Pele has denied changing his bio on Instagram shortly after Cristiano Ronaldo beat his goalscoring record, Sport Bible.

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Fans pointed out the adjustment made on the legendary Brazilian footballer's account and came under heavy criticisms.

The account showed Pele had put 1,283 goals he claimed he scored was not documented as against the 757 recognised goals.

Legit.ng had also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo is now the second man with the highest number of goals in football following his brace against Udinese in the Italian Serie A on January 3.

The Juventus striker found the back of the net twice in the highly entertaining fixture which ended 4-1 for the Old Lady.

Both goals ensured Ronaldo overtook legendary Pele in the all-time goal scorers’ chart with the 35-year-old now on 758 while the Brazilian icon had 757 during his famous career between 1956 and 1977 for Santos, New York Cosmos and Brazil.

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