ZURICH -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not go to Canada for Sunday's Women's World Cup final, amid criminal investigations into soccer's governing body.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke also will be absent from the biggest event in women's soccer.
FIFA said "due to their current commitments in Zurich, the FIFA President and the FIFA Secretary General will remain at the FIFA Headquarters."
Traveling to Canada would have taken Blatter to the doorstep of the United States, where he is a target of the investigation into alleged soccer corruption. There have been no charges or accusations against Blatter -- unlike two of his vice presidents, who remain in custody in Switzerland.