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Former FIFA President João Havelange dies aged 100

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

Former FIFA President and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member João Havelange has died at the age of 100.

The Brazilian died on Tuesday morning according to a statment released by the Samaritano Hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

Havelange was Joseph S. Blatter’s predecessor as FIFA President from 1974 to 1998. He resigned as FIFA’s Honorary President in April 2013 following an investigation into bribery allegations.

Havelange represented Brazil in swimming at the 1936 Olympics and in water polo at the 1952 Helsinki Games. He was also an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member from 1963 until 2011.