Iran are accused of playing a MAN as a goalkeeper for their women’s national team by rivals Jordan

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Iran are accused of playing a MAN as a goalkeeper for their women’s national team: Rivals Jordan demand a ‘gender verification’ investigation after dropping penalty shootout to her two key saves

  • Jordan have known as on the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to launch an investigation to find out the intercourse of Zohreh Koudaei
  • The Iran women’s soccer team goalkeeper saved two penalties throughout a essential penalty shoot-out win towards Jordan in September 
  • The president of the Jordan Football Association, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, tweeted on Sunday a letter ‘requesting a gender verification examine’ on Koudaei
  • Iran team’s selector, Maryam Irandoost, dismissed the allegation and stated the accusation was getting used to cover up for Jordan’s loss
  • Jordan additionally alleged that the Iranian women’s team ‘has a historical past with gender and doping points’, and known as for ‘due course of’ to be adopted 

By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline

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Iran’s national women’s soccer team have been accused by rivals Jordan of playing a man as a goalkeeper throughout their September Asian Cup qualifier. 

The Jordan Football Association (JFA) has known as on the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to launch an investigation to find out the intercourse of Zohreh Koudaei, who saved two penalties through the 4-2 shoot-out triumph in Uzbekistan two months in the past.  

The president of the JFA, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, tweeted on Sunday a letter ‘requesting a gender verification examine’ on Koudaei, who was sporting a hijab throughout September’s contest. 

Hussein described it as ‘a very severe challenge if true’, and known as on the AFC to ‘please get up’.

But Iran team’s selector, Maryam Irandoost, dismissed the allegation and stated it was getting used to cover up for favourites Jordan’s loss. 

‘The medical workers have fastidiously examined every participant on the national team in phrases of hormones to keep away from any issues on this regard, and so I inform all followers to not fear,’ Irandoost advised sports activities information web site Varzesh3 on Sunday.

Iran’s national women’s soccer team have been accused by rivals Jordan of playing a man as a goalkeeper (pictured: Iran keeper Zohreh Koudaei) throughout an Asian Cup qualifier 

The keeper saved two penalties through the 4-2 shoot-out triumph two months in the past (pictured: Koudaei with an Iran team-mate after victory was confirmed in Uzbekistan)

Koudaei has confronted questions prior to now over her gender, as reported by Saudi broadcaster Al Arabiya

‘We will present any documentation that the Asian Confederation of Football needs with out losing time.’  

Koudaei has confronted questions prior to now over her gender, as reported by Saudi broadcaster Al Arabiya, and has defended herself a number of occasions in Iranian newspapers prior to now. 

Iran’s win, on September 25 on penalties after a goalless attract Tashkent, earned Iran’s women’s team its first ever look on the Women’s Asian Cup.  

Yet the JFA’s letter, dated November 5, cited doubts over the ‘eligibility of a collaborating participant’.

It additionally alleged that the Iranian women’s team ‘has a historical past with gender and doping points’, and known as for ‘due course of’ to be adopted.

The letter particulars additional: ‘We perceive that gender verification isn’t obligatory for collaborating gamers, nevertheless the article (47 within the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Competition Regulations) reserves the best for AFC to research and take acceptable measures if there’s doubt on the eligibility of a collaborating participant.

‘Considering the proof submitted by JFA and given the significance of this competitors, we request the AFC to provoke a clear and clear investigation by a panel of impartial medical consultants to research the eligibility of the participant in question and others on the team…

The president of the JFA, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein who can also be a former candidate for the FIFA presidency, known as on the AFC to ‘please get up’

The goalkeeper has additionally defended herself a number of occasions in Iranian newspapers prior to now

‘We are hopeful that you’ll comply with due course of to uphold the integrity of the sport in Asia and look ahead to listening to again from you on the result of this investigation.’  

Irandoost, in the meantime, merely stated the accusation was getting used to cover up for Jordan’s defeat, as they ‘search reduction underneath false pretences.’

‘These allegations are simply an excuse to not settle for the defeat towards the Iranian women’s national team,’ she stated.

‘The Jordanian team thought of themselves the massive favorite to qualify… and once they lost… it was pure to hunt reduction underneath false pretences and to flee accountability for this failure.’

The 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup is about to kick off in India in January.

Koudaei’s penalty saves earned Iran their first ever look on the Women’s Asian Cup

The letter from the Jordan Football Association to the Asian Football Confederation ‘requesting a gender verification examine’ for a participant within the Iranian Women National Team 

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