Jerome Valcke expects to leave Fifa when Sepp Blatter's successor is elected.
Vladimir Putin promises a warm welcome, as Sepp Blatter confirms Russia will host the 2018 finals.
Visa chief says Blatter has to go for reforms to be taken seriously.
Scepticism about Sepp Blatter's plans to set a strategy for his successor.
Sepp Blatter has once again played the 'reform' card, but the much-needed root and branch overhaul of the Fifa structure must wait.
Political pressure exerted by Germany and France led to Qatar decision.
Fifa president and his general secretary, Jerome Valcke, have too much on their plate to attend Sunday's final.
Fifa chief insists that he did not resign and that he is not ready to become a 'waxwork'.
Having kept a low profile since announcing his resignation. Sepp Blatter will make an appearance in St Petersburg.
Amid claims that he might stand again, Blatter advised to stick to his original decision.