BBC Sport - Sepp Blatter a victim, says 2018 World Cup boss Alexei Sorokin
Blatter a victim, says 2018 chief
- From the section Football
Russia 2018 chief executive Alexei Sorokin says Fifa president Sepp Blatter is "a victim" amid the corruption crisis at world football's governing body.
Blatter will stand down in February having announced his resignation in June as reports emerged he was under investigation in the United States.
Speaking to BBC sports editor Dan Roan, Sorokin says the 79-year-old has been "brave" throughout the crisis.