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Fans target United States keeper Solo with teasing Zika chant

Hope Solo, the goalkeeper for the reigning Olympic champion U.S. Women's National Team, has been just a little outspoken about the Zika virus in the lead-up to the Games.

The 35-year-old goalkeeper helped her team to victory 2-0.

While Solo ultimately made the decision to attend the games, she's still sticking to her diligent use of mosquito repellent, although she told the Associated Press that she feels American media has been a bit unfair to Brazilians.

In one of those tweets, she wore a mosquito head net while holding a giant bottle of insect repellent.

"If I had to make the choice today", Solo said of the Olympics in February, "I wouldn't go".

"I was really pleased that we got the clean sheet", Ellis said.

Ms Solo's Zika-defence gear may have been excessive but she is not the only Olympic athlete to express concerns over the threat of the virus.

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Safety concerns in Rio over the Zika virus are to be taken seriously.

"I never would want to offend the host country", the goalkeeper added. They also booed and whistled when she had the ball.

Understandably, several athletes dropped out of the tournament while others voiced concern and adopted protective measures before leaving for Rio, for instance, one British Olympian even chose to freeze a sample of his sperm over Zika fears. I'm very grateful for them for hosting the tournament.

Hope Solo touching the ball unleashed chants of "Zika" in Bela Horizonte, Brazil.

That will become less of an issue, with the crowds likely growing as the tournament goes on from the minuscule one Wednesday night, especially with host Brazil one of the gold-medal favorites along with Solo's United States team.

"I'm glad the fans had fun, and if they had fun at my expense, more power to them", Solo said after the game.

The photos have attracted nearly 13,000 comments - many of them abusive posts from unhappy Brazilians.

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