However, Putin managed to visit the opening match of the 2018 world Cup, in which Saudi Arabia national team on football lost to Russian players with the devastating account 0:5.
Yes, the same Blatter who was banned by Fifa for eight years, after 17 years in charge, amid the corruption scandal that engulfed world football's governing body in 2015.
Blatter says he went to see Russia's president after watching Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco in Moscow on Wednesday - wearing the laminate fan ID card required for all people attending World Cup games in Russian Federation.
He was escorted to the presidential home by his former Federation Internationale de Football Association executive committee colleague Vitaly Mutko, who is a deputy prime minister.
Trump will travel to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit July 11-12, and the meeting with Putin could take place before that, perhaps in Vienna, reports Reuters. "If FIFA would have a little bit of respect, knowing that I have an official invitation to come here".
"We had small talks", Blatter, who converses with Putin in German, told reporters Thursday.
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When asked how he had been occupying his time since the ban, Blatter said he was grappling with how to solve the problem of political intervention in world football. "It was not an easy time for me, it's still not the easiest time".
"I don't think they are embarrassed I'm here - they knew I was invited by the head of state and the two presidents (Putin and his successor at FIFA, Gianni Infantino) spoke about it", said Blatter.
Most of the executive committee members who took part in a December 2010 vote to pick Russian Federation and Qatar as future World Cup votes have been investigated or suspended by FIFA's ethics committee, or indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice.
"Fifa has done a great job to organise this World Cup here".