A few days before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the FIFA president will be asked about how he is feeling about it.
He will be forced to explain himself.
This is the second time the Fifa president has had to answer questions about the tournament in his post-election interviews.
His answer has been to avoid any mention of Russia.
But this time he will have to explain why he is not worried about the world’s attention being drawn to the event.
“There is no need to be concerned about the number of votes, the number in Russia and the number outside Russia,” he will say.
“If there is no world attention being brought to this event, I do not feel the need to go there and say: ‘Well, you know what, we are going to lose because you are going away’.” The next day, he will go on the campaign trail to rally support for the new Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
“This is a historic moment in our country,” he says.
“It is a victory for Russia and a victory of a different kind in our nation.”
But if he has a problem, he has not said so yet.
“I do not know about that, but I do know that I do feel very nervous,” he said in an interview with Reuters news agency in January.
The question of how to respond to the crisis in Ukraine has become the focus of intense speculation.
The United States and Russia have been accused of meddling in the vote, while the European Union has been pushing for the sanctions imposed by the United States in the aftermath of the crisis to be eased.
And, of course, there is the ongoing conflict in Syria.
“We do not want to give any political cover for the actions of our allies,” Fifa president Sepp Blatter said last month.
“And if they have an agenda to help Russia, we will be happy to share that agenda.”
The latest opinion polls show that support for Mr Putin’s rule is higher than for Mr Trump, who has been accused by US lawmakers of plotting to overthrow the Kremlin.
But, even as Mr Blatter prepares to launch the FIFA World Cups in Russia next month, he faces the prospect of a potential backlash from the US Congress.
If Fifa is forced to cut its own funding, the US would be in breach of the Vienna convention that it cannot take sides in international football affairs.
And if Mr Blatt and Mr Trump lose their battle to save the tournament, it could see a backlash from international sporting organisations, as well as the US authorities, which are also under intense pressure from anti-corruption campaigners.
“All the world is watching what happens in Russia,” Mr Blitzer said in January after Mr Trump said Russia should be banned from hosting the World Cup.
“But I think the people of Russia will have a better understanding of this if they see what we are doing in our own country.”
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