Former FIFA President Joao Havelange hospitalized



SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian hospital says former FIFA president and IOC member Joao Havelange is in serious condition.

The Samaritano Hospital in Rio de Janeiro released a statement Monday saying the 95-year-old Havelange was undergoing treatment for an infection.

Havelange was admitted late Sunday night.

Late last year, Havelange resigned from the International Olympic Committee citing undisclosed health reasons. The resignation came while he faced a possible suspension for allegedly taking kickbacks from former FIFA marketing partner ISL in the 1990s.

Havelange presided over FIFA from 1974-98 then was replaced by current President Sepp Blatter.