International women’s goalkeeper accused of being a man as Jordan FA calls for gender test on the Iranian footballer

International women’s goalkeeper accused of being a man as Jordan FA calls for gender test on the Iranian footballer



The president of the Jordan Football Association (JFA) has called for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to carry out a gender test on Iranian women's goalkeeper, Zohreh Koudaei.



Iran beat Jordan 4-2 on penalties in September, with Koudaei saving two spot-kicks to help her country to qualify for the 2022 Women's Asia Cup for the first time in their history.



But the JFA have doubts over the 'eligibility of a participating player,' and are demanding a gender test on the shot-stopper. They believe Koudaei was in fact a man impersonating a woman.







In response, Iran's team selector Maryam Irandoost strongly denied the allegations.



Irandoost told sports news site Varzesh3: "The medical staff have carefully examined each player on the national team in terms of hormones to avoid any problems in this regard, and so I tell all fans not to worry.



"We will provide any documentation that the Asian Confederation of Football wishes without wasting time."Latest Post
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