Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been hospitalised in Switzerland in serious but stable condition.

The 84 year old Blatter required a period of rest but his condition is improving according to his daughter Corinne Blatter .

Corinne says her father is getting better everyday but he needs time to rest. She has asked for privacy.

Blatter also spent time in hospital in 2015 and 2016 due to health problems.

Blatter resigned as FIFA president in 2015 amid a corruption scandal in football’s governing body.

He was given an eight-year ban, reduced to six on appeal in 2016, over an alleged undue payment made to former UEFA president Michel Platini in 2011. Both men have maintained they committed no wrongdoing.

Last month, FIFA issued a criminal complaint over suspected “criminal mismanagement” in a museum project set up by Blatter.