In May, the US Justice Department charged nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives with allegedly receiving some $150 million in bribes. In late September, the Swiss Office of the Attorney General launched a probe into corruption allegations against FIFA President Joseph Blatter.
"The FBI applied unprecedented powers to the FIFA investigations. FIFA is the victim now. Blatter realizes that no one will leave him alone," Mutko said during a press conference on 2015 sports results and plans for the next year.
Blatter is suspected of making a "disloyal payment" of $2.05 million to FIFA Vice President Michel Platini in 2011 at the expense of FIFA, for work said to have been performed during the period 1999-2002.
On Monday, the FIFA ethics committee banned Blatter and Platini from any football-related activities for eight years.