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Hope Solo accuses former Federation Internationale de Football Association boss Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

Hope Solo accuses former Federation Internationale de Football Association boss Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

Her claims were made to the Portuguese newspaper Expresso during an event in Lisbon to discuss equal pay and women's equality.

The 36-year-old Solo, her country's standout goalkeeper, claimed the 81-year-old Blatter pounced as she was about to present an award to her teammate Abby Wambach.

The World Cup victor, 36, says the incident happened at the 2013 Ballon d'Or awards, before she went on stage to present an award. "Sexual harassment has been normalised".

"For years, in the past, female players date and end up marrying their college coaches, which obviously a coach should not be doing, especially with a young player".

"I've seen it in sports". Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so, and they already have some different rules to men - such as playing with a lighter ball. She said she's disappointed in her colleagues who have been victims but who have not spoken out about their own experiences. In other cases, for instance, I've told my teammates: "Don't ever f***ing touch me!" Don't do it.' It has been in the showers, it's been in the locker room. "I don't know why more players don't speak out against it".

"In the case of Sepp Blatter, I went on the stage, I was nervous for the presentation. "Can-I-talk-about-that-" target="_blank">alleges the actions occurred at a Ballon D'Or Gala. She said she's seen inappropriate behavior from coaches, doctors, press officers - and between players. I always felt I'd "handled it' and stood up for myself in those situations, but there were never any consequences for the perpetrators".

A spokesman for Blatter told both Expresso and United Kingdom newspaper The Guardian that the accusations made by Solo were "ridiculous".

"I had to quickly pull myself together to present my team-mate with the biggest award of her career and celebrate with her in that moment, so I completely shifted my focus to Abby".

Solo hasn't played for the USWNT since she was suspended from the program in 2016.

Blatter was head of the world football's governing body for 17 years, until a corruption scandal in 2015.

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