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'Tired, over-worked' Platini taken to hospital
French football legend Michel Platini was rushed to hospital in South Africa on Friday but medical checks showed no signs of a heart attack, FIFA said.
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel R chats to former French football star and president of UEFA, Michel Platini L, at the start of the 2010 World Cup quarter-final football match between Argentina and Germany on July 3, 2010 at Green Point stadium in Cape Town. NO PUSH TO MOBILE MOBILE USE SOLELY WITHIN EDITORIAL ARTICLE AFP PHOTO JOHN MACDOUGALL
Platini, 55, president of European football's governing body UEFA since January 2007, complained of feeling unwell while having dinner at Johannesburg's Le Pigalle restaurant in the Sandton business district.
"He was tired and over-worked. He also has the flu," said close Platini aide William Gaillard. "I have telephoned his secretary, who tells me that he is fine." "Michel Platini fell ill tonight after developing flu symptoms for the past days. He was hospitalised for tests," FIFA said.