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.
Proposal to end one member one vote likely to leave Europe isolated on global stage.
Did a joke at the expense of Sepp Blatter and Jerome Valcke cost FIFA's director of communications his job?
Documents seized amid calls for Blatter to stand down immediately.
December tipped as date for choosing Sepp Blatter's successor.
"Incredible" that Blatter plans to hang around, says Wolfgang Niersbach.