FIFA has cancelled a news conference in which president Sepp Blatter was due to be quizzed by theĀ  media over recent events at world football’s governing body.

The news conference was set to take place after FIFA’s two-day executive committee meeting which took place at its headquarters in Zurich.

However it was initially put back by an hour to 1300 GMT on Friday, before being called without any explanation being given.

Blatter had been scheduled to face the media for the first time since the suspension of FIFA’s secretary general Jerome Valcke over allegations that he was involved in a black market ticket scandal.

The FIFA chief was also set to answer questions over ongoing corruption investigations being carried out by Switzerland and the United States.

Another issue was explaining why FIFA has moved its December executive committee meeting from Japan to Zurich at a date yet to be confirmed.

Blatter has avoided traveling to countries which have an extradition treaty with the United States since the corruption investigations were revealed in May.

Blatter’s Zurich-based lawyer, Lorenz Erni, also arrived at FIFA headquarters earlier Friday as dozens of reporters waited outside.

At the Exco meeting, FIFA confirmed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will kick off November 21 and will be played in just 28 days.