Blatter under medical evaluation

FILES - Picture taken on July 6, 2000 shows Franz Beckenbauer (R), then German bidding committee leader, posing with FIFA president Joseph S Blatter after Germany was designated to host the 2006 Fifa soccer World Cup by the vote of the Fifa executive committee in Zurich. The German Football Federation (DFB) insisted on October 16, 2015 that a 6,7 million euro ($7,6 million) payment made by the 2006 World Cup organisers to FIFA had nothing to do with the awarding of the event to Germany.    AFP PHOTO / PATRICK HERTZOG

Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter has been reportedly ordered by doctors to take five days off work after having a medical evaluation for stress.

Blatter who has been in charge of FIFA for 18 years, was provisionally suspended for 90 days last month amid a much-publicized corruption scandal that has also implicated UEFA president Michel Platini.

According to the 79-year-old’s spokesman Klaus Stoehlker, the suspended FIFA Chief consulted a doctor after feeling unwell, and although no underlying problem was discovered he has been ordered to rest.


“He is under medical evaluation.

“He is under tremendous pressure and perhaps this is a little bit difficult for a man who is not the youngest.” Stoehlker told BBC Sports.


Stohlker also added that Blatter who is recovering at home had been forced to cancel an interview with Swiss television that was planned for next week.

It is hoped that Blatter will get well enough to leave his residence by the end of next week.