Sepp and Corinne Blatter
FIFA President Sepp Blatter with his daughter Corinne Blatter Reuters

The daughter of Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he was the target of others in a 'behind the scenes' attack amid the continuing corruption scandal.

"Nobody is without fault but… he's not the person who is taking money," Corinne Blatter told the BBC.

Asked whether she thought there was a conspiracy against her father, she said: "I wouldn't say from the Americans and the British, but certainly people working behind the scenes, yes absolutely."

She added: "I don't know if you want to call them dark forces but I mean they really tried hard, they tried in September, October last year. How can Uefa who is saying 'we are the strongest confederation', how can they not put up a candidate?

"All the money he earned he earned it by working and he is a hard-working president."

Seven top officials were arrested in Switzerland on 27 May as part of a US prosecution that indicted 14 people.

Corinne Blatter also denied claims that her father was left without credibility due to the scandal surrounding Fifa.

"All these things happened just to discredit him so that he would resign. But I can tell you in about [two or three] weeks no one will talk about it any more.

"Other news will be top and he'll work normally, as he said yesterday at the press conference he had a great executive meeting and everyone is going to work together. He's also the president of those who didn't vote for him and they have to work together now."

On Sunday (31 May), Danny Jordaan, head of South Africa's FA confirmed that the 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) paid $10m (£6.54m) after South Africa won the bid to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

But he told The Sunday Independent newspaper that this was not a bribe.

This is the first time that South Africa has confirmed to paying money to a football association then led by former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner, the man named in the bribery claims that have hit football's governing body.

Warner is one of the officials arrested and indicted by the FBI in connection with alleged corruption and bribery at Fifa.