Sepp Blatter Recovering After 'Stress-Related Checks'

Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter has undergone stress-related health checks in hospital, according to his lawyer Richard Cullen.

Blatter, 79, who has led the governing body for 18 years, wasprovisionally suspended for 90 days last month amid a much-publicised corruption scandal.

Cullen said: "He is fine and expects to be home shortly."

Blatter has been told to "stay cool and relax for a few days", according to his spokesman Klaus Stoehlker.

Both Blatter and Uefa President Michel Platini were given 90-day bans in the wake of a Swiss criminal case investigating financial misconduct at Fifa.

It centres on whether Blatter misused Fifa money by making a 2m euros (£1.35m) payment to Frenchman Platini for consultation work. They both deny any wrongdoing.

Seven candidates will stand in Fifa's presidential election to succeed Blatter on 26 February.