FIFA president has nothing to gain and everything to lose from a televised debate.
One of sport's most powerful figures is hoping to extend his influence to the world of football.
FIFA staff warned about getting involved in the forthcoming presidential race.
Europe will not be happy, but winter World Cup was the only viable option.
Sepp Blatter is an opponent, but rival candidates will continue to push for TV debate.
Portuguese legend promises to restore "transparency, co-operation and solidarity" to FIFA.
Next week, an opportunity to halt Sepp Blatter's seemingly inevitable re-election presents itself.
The deal with Fox has been seen as an attempt to placate the broadcaster angry about the likely timing of the 2022 World Cup.
It looks like plain sailing for Sepp Blatter, as he combines his presidential obligations with some subtle campaign work.
Report edited to remove criticiss of FIFA president.