Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter leaves Swiss hospital

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter’s adviser says the suspended FIFA president has left a Swiss hospital.

The 79-year-old Blatter spent about a week having his health assessed, about a month after he was suspended for 90 days by the FIFA ethics committee.

Adviser Klaus Stoehlker tells The Associated Press that Blatter was discharged on Wednesday. He says Blatter’s daughter Corinne has taken him to his hometown of Visp to relax before he returns to his private office in Zurich next week.

After speaking to Blatter on Thursday, Stoehlker says “he’s very motivated to fight against his suspension.”.

Blatter is awaiting the full verdict from the FIFA ethics case into a payment to Michel Platini he authorized in 2011. The UEFA president has also been suspended.

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