U.S. goalkeeper accuses former Federation Internationale de Football Association president of sexual harassment

Solo- seen here presenting the female player of the year award to Abby Wambach- said she had to swallow her anger and press on so as not to spoil her friend's big moment

Hope Solo, the most accomplished goalkeeper in US women's national team history, has accused for Federation Internationale de Football Association president Sepp Blatter of sexual assault.

In 2012, USA forward Alex Morgan said that Blatter failed to recognize her during that year's Ballon d'Or, even though she was one of three nominees for the women's Player of the Year.

"I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass", she said.

According to information from the british newspaper The Guardian, a spokesman for the former president of Federation Internationale de Football Association, contacted after the charges Hope Solo, has denied the facts. "Can-I-talk-about-that-" target="_blank">Expresso, Solo said, "I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass". "It was at the Ballon d'Or, right before I went on stage", Solo said.

The American soccer goalkeeper, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and World Cup champion Solo presented the award for Federation Internationale de Football Association women's player of the year that year on stage alongside Blatter to her colleague Abby Wambach after the U.S. won gold at the Olympics in London in 2012.

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After the entertainment industry and the media, accusations of harassment and sexual assault are gaining the world of sports.

Speaking about her own incident, Solo explained what happened to her at the prestigious trophy ceremony during the interaction with Blatter. In the newspaper Expresso, the player expresses his desire to see more women take the word in the world of sport to denounce bad behaviour. I didn't get to tell him directly 'Don't ever touch me!' That's the way I've always handled things.

Blatter dismissed Solo's claims, telling the Guardian newspaper that the allegation "is ridiculous".

She said: "Yes, I've seen it throughout my entire career". She had to pull herself together quickly to give the award to Wambach. "Silence will not change the world!"

Solo is the United States' record appearance-maker with 202 caps but was handed a six-month suspension by her national federation after branding Sweden's players "a bunch of cowards" in the aftermath of her team's 2016 Olympic quarter-final defeat on penalties. "I've seen it not just with coaches". In 2004, he argued that the popularity of the women's game could be boosted if the players wore tighter shorts. I've seen it amongst players in the locker room. "I don't know why more players don't speak out against it".

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