WASHINGTON (AFP) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter is counting on Henry Kissinger to help clean up the world football body's tarnished image through new transparency and corporate governance policies. An avid soccer fan, the Vietnam War-era US secretary of state and national security adviser is due to advise FIFA's ethics committee after months of explosive corruption allegations. "Although Dr. Kissinger has not yet received a formal request, he did receive an xploratory letter from FIFA president ... inviting him to join a 'council of wisdom,'" Kissinger's spokeswoman Jessee Leporin said.