Denying Being Man, Iran Women's Goalkeeper will sue Jordanian FA

Iranian women's goalkeeper denies claim she is a man and says she will sue the Jordanian FA after they demanded a 'gender verification check

Zohreh Koudaei has asserted she is a woman following allegations made by Jordan.

The country called for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to conduct an official investigation into goalkeeper Zohreh Koudaei to determine her sex.

The serious accusations came after Iran beat Jordan in a penalty shootout in their 2022 Women's Asian Cup qualifier, back in September.

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

Now the 32-year-old has insisted there is no basis to Jordan's allegations.

According to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, she said: "I am a woman. This is bullying from Jordan.

She has added : "I will sue the Jordan FA."

The allegations have made headlines in both countries, with some people suggesting Al-Hussein is only crying foul play because his team lost.

As for the Iranian national team, officials have been quick to leap to the defence of Koudaei.

Team selector Maryam Irandoost told 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.

"These allegations are just an excuse not to accept the defeat against the Iranian women's national team.”

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