Doctors say Havelange responding well to treatment

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SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian hospital says former FIFA president Joao Havelange is improving from a serious infection that has kept him in hospital for almost two weeks.

The Samaritano Hospital said in a statement Friday that the 95-year-old Havelange's health still requires close attention but he is in "stable condition" and "responding well to treatment."

Havelange's condition had been listed as serious for most of the time since he was admitted to the hospital in Rio de Janeiro on March 18.

Doctors said that on Thursday they performed another drainage procedure on Havelange's ankle to try to control the infection. It is the second time he has undergone the procedure.