According to multiple reports, the FIFA ethics committee has suspended Sepp Blatter for 90 days. The suspension still has to be sanctioned by Joachim Eckert, the chairman of FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber. The final ruling is expected Friday.
Blatter’s adviser Klauss Stohlker told BBC Sport:
“The news was communicated to the president this afternoon. He is calm. Remember he is the father of the ethics committee.
“This is provisional for 90 days but he is not actually suspended. The committee has not yet made a decision and their meetings continue.”
Blatter has told a German magazine that he feels he is being “condemned without there being any evidence of wrongdoing”.
Should Blatter be removed prematurely, senior FIFA vice president Issa Hayatou will be expected to assume the role of interim presidency.