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Iran women’s goalkeeper Zohreh Koudaei accused of being a man by Jordan FA

An international soccer player has been accused of actually being a man. Jordan has asked the Asian Football Association (AFC) to conduct an official investigation into Iranian goalkeeper Zohreh Koudaei to determine her gender.

The serious allegations come shortly after Iran defeated Jordan on penalties in qualifying for the Asian Cup 2022 in September.

Iran ended up winning the shootout 4-2 with Koudaei emerging as the hero thanks to two brilliant saves.

The victory earned Iran’s women’s team its first 2022 Women’s Asian Cup appearance in history.

Now, a few months later, the President of the Jordanian Football Association, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, asked for a “gender check” on the Koudaei shot plug adding that it is “a very serious problem if it is true”.

The allegations made headlines in both Jordan and Iran, with some suggesting that Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein just cried over foul play because his side lost.

As for the Iranian team, the officials rushed to defend their players.

“The medical staff has 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,” team selector Maryam Irandoost told Varzesh3.

“We will provide any documentation that the Asian Confederation of Football wishes without wasting time.”