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I was close to death – Blatter

Sepp Blatter

The suspended FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, on
Monday said he was “very close to death” when he
was hospitalised earlier in the month, over stress-
related problems.

Blatter said in an interview in Zurich that he was
between “the angels singing and the devil lighting
the fire.”

The Swiss said “the pressure was enormous’’ in his
job lately as FIFA has been battered by corruption
allegations and probes.”

He was suspended last month after the start of a
Swiss criminal probe against him on suspicion of
mismanagement and a “disloyal payment’’ made to
UEFA chief, Michel Platini, who is also suspended.

Both face bans from football as the investigatory
chamber of FIFA ethics committee has filed its
reports to the adjudicatory chamber and called for

A final ruling could come before the end of the
year, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

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