Iran Women’s Keeper Responds to Claims she is a Man After Jordan FA Ask for Gender Confirmation

Iran Women’s Keeper Responds to Claims she is a Man After Jordan FA Ask for Gender Confirmation

  • Zohreh Koudaei has vowed to take legal action against the Jordanian FA after being accused of being a mam
  • The 32-year-old was key to Iran's qualification to the Asian Cup after saving two penalties in their 4-2 win over Jordan
  • The allegation was made after Jordan failed to qualify for the women's tournament back in September

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Iranian goalkeeper Zohreh Koudaei has hit back at Jordan FA claiming that she is a man after their game in the Asian Cup qualifiers, The Sun.

Koudaei made two save in their 4-2 shootout victory to qualify Iran's women for their first-ever appearance at the Asian Cup in their history.

The game which was played back in September in Uzbekistan has been demanded that a gender verification check should be done on Koudeai.

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Zohreh Koudaei threatens legal action against Jordan FA
Zohreh Koudaei has threatened legal action against Jordan FA after being accused of being a man. Photo by Talibjan Kosimov/Anadolu Agency
Source: UGC

Koudeai's response to the claims against her

The 32-year-old has now come out to speak for the time since the issue was raised as she told Turkish news media outlet Hurriyet:

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"I am a woman. This is bullying from Jordan. I will file a lawsuit.
"I will sue the Jordan Football Federation. This is bullying they did."

It is unknown if the Asian Football Confederation have started the investigation claiming they do not disclose such information to the public.

A statement from the AFC read:

"The AFC does not comment on ongoing investigations and/or proceedings, whether actual or potential."

On the other hand, Koudaei has previously faced questions over her gender according to Saudi broadcaster Al Arabiya via the Times.

Jordan FA call for confirmation of sex on Iranian goalkeeper Koudeai

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Iranian goalkeeper Zohreh Koudaei has been accused of being a man after they beat Jordan on penalties in an Asian Cup qualifier back in September, Sport Bible, Baba Gol.

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Koudaei made two fantastic saves to give the Iranian women a 4-2 victory over their counterparts and earned them qualification into the Asian Cup for the first time.

However, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have filed a complaint that an investigation should be launched into knowing the actual sex of Koudael.

Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala out for 2 months due to injury

Meanwhile,YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Super Falcons and Barcelona Femeni striker Asisat Oshoala has suffered a knee injury and will be out for two months.

Her club disclosed this in a statement on Friday, November 13, as the report added that the 27-year-old has a ruptured posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.

Oshoala sustained the injury during Barcelona Fermini 4-0 win against Hoffenheim on Wednesday, November 10, in a UEFA Women’s Champions League game.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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