Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter, his federation mired in a corruption crisis, is in hospital for medical checks but should be discharged soon, his U.S. lawyer said on Friday. Later, however, Blatter's U.S. based lawyer Richard Cullen issued a statement saying: “Because there have been media inquiries, I am announcing that President Blatter is in the hospital for a medical checkup. FIFA, which is based in Zurich, has been in turmoil since 14 soccer officials and sports marketing executives, including two FIFA vice-presidents, were indicted by the United States in May. Since then, Swiss authorities have opened their own investigation into FIFA's activities, and the Ethics Committee has suspended both Blatter and Michel Platini, the president of the European governing body UEFA who had been favourite to replace him, for 90 days.
Suspended FIFA chief Blatter in hospital-lawyer