The objectives of this diverse protest movement are very broad, such as demanding better education and health services. A sluggish economy and inflation that is affecting the lives of ordinary Brazilians every day can be added to the mix.
Politicians with high salaries giving jobs and flights to relatives are widely scorned. Inequality and the huge cost of hosting the World Cup and the Olympics are key issues raised by demonstrators alongside corruption, crime and police brutality.
He said: "I can understand this social unrest, absolutely, I can understand it. But on the other hand, football brings at this time to the whole continent, because Brazil is a continent, these emotions and hope that the cabinet can change something.
"This is not our problem, it is a political problem, but we hope something will be changed so that by the time the World Cup begins next summer we can have a platform to deliver it.
"We have patience, trust and confidence in the government."
"The aim of Fifa is not to take profit out of the country but to put into the country the necessary help and means to make sure this World Cup is a success," he said.
The BBC's Alistair Leithead describes the chaos on the streets of the 'million man march'
"The World Cup provides practically 90% of the income of Fifa to ensure we can develop the game around the world. Hope is in football. We play football in all perturbed countries, not just where there are belligerent situations like Syria and Afghanistan.
"Look at European countries, there is social unrest, in Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, in Turkey, in Greece and football is still played.
"I'm sure the World Cup next year will be a success and I trust the organisation and the organisation of the security."
Blatter, who left the tournament last week as the protests reached their peak, also hit back at reports which suggested he had fled the country without warning.
He insisted he had only been fulfilling a previous commitment to attend the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.
"In no way can it be said I escaped my responsibilities, on the contrary I assumed two responsibilities at the same time," he said.
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