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American goalkeeper Hope Solo handed six-month ban

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American goalkeeper Hope Solo handed six-month ban

<p>American goalkeeper Hope Solo has been given a six-month ban from internationals on Wednesday after she branded opponents Sweden “a bunch of cowards” at this month’s Rio Olympics.</p> <p>The 35-year-old, who said she was “saddened” by the decision in a statement on her Facebook page, made the remarks after her side lost 5-4 on penalties to the Swedes in the quarter-finals.</p> <p>As a result of her suspension, Solo will not be eligible for selection to the national team until February.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hope Solo's response to SI on her suspension. <a href="https://t.co/Y5E5KcrECo">pic.twitter.com/Y5E5KcrECo</a></p>— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) <a href="https://twitter.com/GrantWahl/status/768601659538890753">August 25, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>