Sepp Blatter accused of sexual assault
US football star Hope Solo has accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexual assault.
The 36-year-old goalkeeper said the 81-year-old Blatter grabbed her backside at the 2013 Ballon d'Or ceremony.
"Sepp Blatter grabbed my ass, it was a few years ago at the Ballon d'Or ceremony just before I got on stage," she told the Portuguese newspaper Expresso.
A spokesman for the disgraced former FIFA chief said the claim was "ridiculous".