Banned former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed he has recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive last month.
Blatter, serving a six-year suspension from football for a “disloyal payment” he made to ex-UEFA President Michel Platini, told The Athletic he had contracted coronavirus in November.
The 84-year-old said he went to hospital in Switzerland after returning a positive COVID-19 test and underwent a two-week recovery.
“I was affected by the virus,” said Blatter, who was FIFA President for 17 years before leaving the post in June 2015 after the worldwide governing body was plunged into crisis with the arrest of several executives on suspicion of corruption.
“I was in quarantine for 14 days and now I’m back.
“I have no symptoms and I’m ready to fight again.
“It was three weeks ago.
“I had a cold and then I had a high temperature.
“It was just one night when I didn’t feel well.
“I had been in Zurich and when I got back to where I live I went to see my doctor.
“He immediately sent me to hospital and they tested me and said it was positive.
“But then I had no symptoms during the fortnight and I feel well.”