- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Joao Havelange, the Brazilian who ran FIFA for two decades, is being treated for pneumonia in a Rio de Janeiro hospital.

The Samaritano Hospital said the 100-year-old Havelange is in a stable condition. It did not elaborate.

Havelange presided over FIFA from 1974 until 1998, and was credited by many for expanding football into a truly global game.

He was also a longtime member of the International Olympic Committee until resigning in December 2011 amid allegations he took kickbacks from a FIFA marketing partner.



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