Blatter, who has been suspended by Federation Internationale de Football Association since October 2015, backed Russia's bid, then, but believes it is time for England to try again.
The Kremlin on Wednesday said Vladimir Putin did not watch Russia's surprise win over Egypt in the World Cup because he was on a plane but added that he reacted "very positively, like the whole of our country".
But the Federation Internationale de Football Association ban doesn't prevent him from attending games and he's expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. Both men denied any wrongdoing.
The two men developed a close relationship after Fifa's disputed decision in 2010 to award this year's tournament to Russian Federation instead of England.
Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday he did not know whether any meeting had been planned.
Speaking in an interview with Russian news channel RT, Blatter said he had advocated for Russia to be chosen as the World Cup host in 2010.
"I think it is a respectful activity and I was happy to meet him (Putin) in the Kremlin", he said.
Blatter, who was suspended in 2015, also said he felt "abandoned" by Federation Internationale de Football Association and that he should have stepped aside earlier.
The 82-year-old struck a defiant tone in Moscow, describing the criminal probe as "an attack on FIFA" and saying he was still president of the organisation.
"There will be a lot of contenders (for 2030) but they will deserve it, and Scotland, Wales and the Irish - why not? - should be in, too, because that would be a better candidate for a 48-team World Cup".
"It should not be an embarrassment to Federation Internationale de Football Association that I am here", he told Channel 4 News. "I'm still president, but suspended", he told Russian news channel RT.
It's also amusing how Chinese football fans measured their team against Iceland, which has a population of only 300,000, making it smaller than a district of a third-tier city in China, yet managed to hold mighty Argentina, the first runner-up in the 2014 World Cup, to a 1-1 draw. "Football should help, perhaps, to solve political problems", he said.