FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke insisted next year's World Cup in Brazil will go ahead as planned despite civil unrest marring the Confederations Cup.
And the 52-year-old is predicting the tournament could be the "best World Cup ever."
This year's Confederations Cup has been rocked by violent protests, with over a million people taking to the streets to oppose high transport fees, corruption and the cost of the approaching World Cup.
But despite admitting FIFA did consider stopping the Confederations Cup due to the protests, Valcke said there was never an alternative mentioned for next year's World Cup.
"The World Cup will be held in Brazil," he told BBC Sport.
"The first game will happen in Sao Paulo, the final will be in Rio. There is no plan B."
On the Confederations Cup, Valcke added: "There was one evening on 20 June when we reached a peak in the country."
"The demonstrations had moved from being non-violent protests to a minority of violent protestors who were making a lot of noise and problems.
"So the following day we had a crisis meeting, including the government the local organising committee and FIFA just to make sure we were on the same page, in order to end the tournament in the best possible way."
However, Valcke warned the nation there was much work to be done before the battle for football's greatest prize began in June next year.
But he refused to acknowledge the idea that Brazil's woes were the result of FIFA's doing.
"There are many, many things to do in Brazil," he said.
"But the most important thing for us is to detach the World Cup or the Confederations Cup from these problems.
"We are not the answer to all problems and we are definitely not the reason for such a crisis. We are just part of what Brazil is doing for the next 20 years."
"I am not saying that because I work for FIFA, as secretary general. But the light FIFA is being shown in here, is the wrong one."
But should Brazil be able to iron out its problems before the beginning of the World Cup, and the national team be able to replicate its current Confederations Cup form, then Valcke sees no reason why Brazil 2014 should not go down in the history books as the greatest ever World Cup.
"What Neymar has given in this tournament is unique. He is an amazing player, a beautiful player," he added.
"And this is a great Brazilian team. Congratulations to coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, he has brought his team together, brought a unity, he has found his 11, he has found his team.
"If Brazil plays well at the World Cup you have everything to make the best World Cup ever organised.
"It is true that what we expect is the best tournament. If Brazil plays well you will have an incredible World Cup. It is the country of football."