A Brazilian radio report says former Fifa president Joao Havelange has been hospitalised in Rio de Janeiro.
Radio Band News says the 95-year-old Havelange was admitted to the Samaritano Hospital late Sunday night.
The cause of his hospitalisation is however yet to be ascertained as neither his spokesman nor the hospital was available to comment on the issue.
Late last year, Havelange resigned from the International Olympic Committee citing undisclosed health reasons. The resignation came while he faced a possible suspension for allegedly taking kickbacks from former Fifa marketing partner ISL in the 1990s.
Havelange presided over FIFA from 1974-1998, when he was replaced by current president Sepp Blatter.
FIFA are to donate $250,000 to the families of the victims of last week’s Egyptian stadium disaster in which 74 people were killed after violence flared at a soccer match in Port Said between al-Masry and Cairo-based Al Ahli.
“I stated after the tragedy that this day was a black day for football. I’m still very shocked by what happened. Many of the victims were so young,” FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a statement.
“They were also a crucial support for their families, who now need help. The football community, including FIFA, must assist its Egyptian brothers and sisters.”
FIFA said the sum would be paid into a charity account opened by Al Ahli.
At least 1,000 people were also injured in the violence when fans invaded the pitch after al-Masry’s victory on February 2. Most of the deaths were among people trampled in the crush of the panicking crowd, while others fell or were thrown from terraces.