The crowd booed Hope Solo and chanted "Zika!". She has emerged as a target for the Brazilian fans, and that kind of thing isn't shaken easily. In addition, she was subjected to chants of "Zika!", referring to the virus that has struck Brazil, one of the many calamities the country has faced as it prepares to host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.
A number of athletes cancelled their participation in the Games for fear of contracting the mosquito-borne virus.
"Not sharing this! Get your own!" the 35-year-old had written on Twitter, where she was photographed wearing a mosquito net and holding a jumbo-sized bottle of insect repellent.
"If anyone in the village forgets to pack repellent, come and see me.#DeptOfDefense #zikaproof", she penned as the caption this time around. "We stay focused on the game".
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They got off to a strong start by knocking off No. 2 Argentina and No. 3 Australia in their first two matches. I thought we did a really good job and a professional job, of picking up another three points.
"I actually spoke to three different infectious disease doctors and specialists", she said.
The entire stadium, in a game against New Zealand, chanted "Zika!". I'm very grateful for them for hosting the tournament. "Honestly, everybody around here has just been so nice and genuine and it feels very warming to be here". Concerns over Zika have been a major issue heading into the Olympics, with the virus linked to birth defects in newborns. Sacco wasn't going to get HIV from landing in Africa, but Solo could get Zika. It seems a little ridiculous.
SMH, time to go back to the drawing board. France is ranked third in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings and is seen as being one of the most-improved teams in global soccer.
It is important to know that the "zika children" are born with underdeveloped heads. This is the third Summer Olympics appearance for Solo, who was an alternate in 2004. "And if they had fun at my expense, more power to them". She brings light to the numerous issues that the female soccer league needs to address and when you take the time to notice, you, too, would agree that big changes are needed.
Hope Solo heard from Brazilian fans Wednesday during the United States' Olympic opener against New Zealand.