Sepp Blatter expects all his corruption charges to be dropped after his ethics committee meeting.
Blatter and Platini were both suspended for a payment the FIFA president made to Platini without contract in 2011.
However, Blatter expects his charges to be dropped, with the full extent expected to be made public today.
“The judge told me at the beginning of the hearing that they would drop the corruption accusations,” Blatter told SonntagsBlick.
“At the end, I got the feeling that justice will prevail.”
Blatter was recently taken to hospital with illness, but he says he nearly died in October as the corruption crisis began to unravel.
“I nearly died at the end of October. It was five to 12,” Blatter recalled.
“My immune system fell apart and I just collapsed. Luckily, my heart and brains always functioned and fought off death.”
The 79-year-old said even his family have had to bear the burden of the allegations against him.
“My granddaughter got bullied in school because people told her that her grandfather is a bad person and the gangster of the country,” Blatter said.
“That has hurt her so badly that she has been forced to switch schools, from Sion back to Visp.”