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Blatter out of hospital, confidant tells Reuters TV

ZURICH (Reuters) - Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter, whose world soccer federation is mired in a corruption crisis, has been discharged from hospital, his confidant and former publicist Klaus Stoehlker said on Thursday.

Blatter relaxed, recovering and 'still president', says confidant

ZURICH (Reuters) - Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter, his world football federation mired in a corruption crisis, is recovering in hospital after a health scare but should be discharged soon, a confidant said on Wednesday.

Suspended FIFA chief Blatter in hospital - lawyer

NEW YORK, ZURICH (Reuters) - 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.

Platini says he alone has vision to lead crisis-shaken FIFA

LONDON (Reuters) - Suspended UEFA head Michel Platini said on Thursday he was the only person with the vision to lead soccer's world governing body FIFA out of a corruption scandal but there were opponents who "don't want to give football back to the players".

Factbox - Officials under investigation by FIFA ethics committee

ZURICH (Reuters) - Here are background details of the current and former football officials named as being under investigation by FIFA's ethics committee on Wednesday:

Platini defends $2 million FIFA fee, says he undercharged - Le Monde

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel Platini said the two million Swiss francs (1 million pounds) he received from FIFA, a payment which has cast a cloud over his bid to become president of the world football body, was legitimate reward for genuine work.

Swiss suggest their FIFA probe could take five years

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's Attorney General has suggested that an investigation into alleged corruption at soccer's Swiss-based governing body, FIFA, could take five years.

World Cup slush fund claims cast shadow over Niersbach

BERLIN (Reuters) - German football association (DFB) President Wolfgang Niersbach was considered a potential dark horse for one of world soccer's top administrative posts but allegations of a slush fund to help the country win hosting rights for the 2006 World Cup have cast a shadow over his credentials.

Slush fund allegedly used to buy votes for Germany's 2006 World Cup - report

BERLIN (Reuters) - German football was thrown into turmoil on Friday when magazine Der Spiegel said the country's football officials had used a slush fund to win votes and land the 2006 World Cup.

English FA suspends support for Platini's FIFA candidacy

LONDON (Reuters) - The English Football Association has suspended support for Michel Platini's bid to become FIFA president, after learning "more information relating to the issues from Mr Platini’s lawyers", the FA said in a statement.