- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Joao Havelange, the Brazilian who ran FIFA for two decades, has been released from the Rio de Janeiro hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.

The Samaritano Hospital said the 100-year-old Havelange was released on Tuesday. It provided no further information.

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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