JOHANNESBURG - UEFA President Michel
Platini was discharged from a Johannesburg hospital on Saturday
and given a clean bill of health after fainting in a restaurant
on Friday night.
UEFA, in a joint statement with world football's governing
body FIFA, said the former French international would attend
Sunday's World Cup final between Spain and Netherlands.
"Michel Platini was released at 9am this morning from the
hospital in Johannesburg where he was admitted last night after
feeling unwell," the statement said.
"All the medical tests conducted were normal and Mr Platini
is looking forward to attending the final of the 2010 FIFA
World Cup in Soccer City stadium."
UEFA official William Gaillard told Reuters on Friday that
Platini, 55, had been suffering from flu and fainted before
eating in the restaurant.
He said Platini's blood sugar was a
little low and he had a mild fever.
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