No sick note for Blatter as Swiss summon him for August hearing

June 18 – The Swiss judiciary are not giving up on trying to get former FIFA president Sepp Blatter to answer proceedings against him.

According to Le Monde, Blatter, who spent a week in an induced coma after having heart surgery in December, has been asked appear before the Swiss public prosecutor in August.

The paper claims medical experts commissioned by the prosecution have deemed Blatter is well enough to attend a two-hour hearing on August 9

The judicial case against Blatter and former UEFA boss Michel Platini was opened over five and half years ago and has still not been resolved . The former heads of FIFA and UEFA respectively were originally probed by the Swiss over the infamous CHF2 million “disloyalty payment” that wrecked the careers of them both.

Blatter, whose six-year ban from football expires in October, has long claimed he did nothing wrong in making back payments based on a joint agreement.

But Swiss prosecutors suspect this was far from the truth, the payment from Blatter to Platini having been made a few months before the 2011 FIFA presidential election.

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