Hope Solo claims former Federation Internationale de Football Association president sexually assaulted her in 2013

Solo is a two-time gold winner at the Olympics and said she was left'in shock by the Fifa president's alleged grope

Former FIFA President Joseph "Sepp" Blatter became the latest high-profile men to be accused of sexual assault after former Washington Huskies and Seattle Reign FC goalie Hope Solo said he grabbed her at an award ceremony.

Solo was at the ceremony to present teammate Abby Wambach with the women's player of the year award. "Can-I-talk-about-that-" target="_blank">Expresso, Solo said, "I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass".

That year, Solo was onstage to present FIFA's women's world player of the year to her teammate, the striker Abby Wambach.

In the interview with Portuguese newspaper Expresso, Solo claimed that the sexual assault had happened just moments before the pair went on stage together to present the award.

Solo, when asked why she has not spoken out on the incident before, added: "I was nervous for the presentation".

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter talks with Hope Solo of US after the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and United States of America at the FIFA Women's World Cup Stadium on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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The disgraced former head of Federation Internationale de Football Association, soccer's worldwide governing body, has been accused of sexual harassment by one of the biggest female soccer stars on the planet.

A spokesperson for Blatter told The Guardian the allegation was "ridiculous".

"I had some bad experiences with players who are still on the team". I always felt I'd "handled it" and stood up for myself in those situations, but there were never any consequences for the perpetrators. Directly", she told the

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