IRAN WOMEN’S GOALKEEPER DENIES CLAIM SHE IS A MAN
‘I am a woman. This is bullying’: Iran women’s goalkeeper denies claim she is a MAN and says she will sue the Jordanian FA after they demanded a ‘gender verification check’ following two penalty saves
The goalkeeper for the Iranian women’s football team has vowed to sue the ‘bullying’ Jordanian FA after they accused her of being a man.
Zohreh Koudaei, 32, saved two penalties in a 4-2 shoot-out victory over Jordan in Uzbekistan on September 25, meaning the Iranian women’s team qualified for its first ever Women’s Asia Cup.
But after the game Jordan’s FA demanded ‘a gender verification check’ on Koudaei from the Asian Football Federation (AFC).
Koudaei today said emphatically: ‘I am a woman. This is bullying from Jordan.’
‘I will sue the Jordan FA,’ she added, according to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet.
Credit: Daily Mail.