VIDEO: Sepp Blatter dances at FIFA congress amid corruption furore

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The FIFA President danced on stage at the FIFA Congress in Sao Paulo despite calls for him to stand down.

The opening of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil may be overshadowed by allegations of corruption within FIFA, but the governing body's president is showing no signs of concern.

Sepp Blatter danced on stage in Sao Paulo ahead of the tournament's kick off on Thursday, and looked relaxed despite calls for his resignation from FA chairman Greg Dyke.

Dyke was reacting to Blatter's claims that the British media's criticism of the 2022 Qatar World Cup is driven by racism, after the Sunday Times published allegations of corruption based on a leak of millions of secret documents.

The FA chairman said: "What Mr Blatter said yesterday I found offensive. The allegations being made have nothing to do with racism, they are allegations about corruption within Fifa."

"These allegations need to be properly investigated and properly answered." He added. "Mr Blatter, many of us are deeply troubled by your reaction to these allegations, it’s time for Fifa to stop attacking the messenger and instead consider and understand the message."

The corruption claims are not the only trouble Blatter has had to deal with heading into the start of the tournament.

A five-day metro workers strike in Sao Paulo saw chaos on the streets of the city in the form of traffic and riots, threatening to disrupt Thursday's opening game between Brazil and Croatia. Police used tear gas against the protesters, who are campaigning for a wage increase, on Monday morning.

The strike has been suspended for two days, but there is still unrest in Brazil on the eve of the tournament. It is clear, however, that Blatter is determined to sweep FIFA's troubles under the rug as he prepares to run for a fifth term as the man in charge of world football.

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