The president of the Jordan Football Association (JFA) has referred to as for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to hold out a gender check on Iranian ladies’s goalkeeper, Zohreh Koudaei.
Iran beat Jordan 4-2 on penalties in September, with Koudaei saving two spot-kicks to assist her nation to qualify for the 2022 Women’s Asia Cup for the primary time of their historical past.
But the JFA have doubts over the ‘eligibility of a taking part participant,’ and are demanding a gender check on the shot-stopper. They consider Koudaei was in actual fact a person impersonating a lady.
In response, Iran’s group selector Maryam Irandoost strongly denied the allegations.
Irandoost instructed sports activities information web site Varzesh3: “The medical employees have rigorously examined every participant on the nationwide group by way of hormones to keep away from any issues on this regard, and so I inform all followers to not fear.
“We will provide any documentation that the Asian Confederation of Football wishes without wasting time.”
It comes after the President of the Jordan Football Association, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, tweeted a letter calling for a gender check.
He has slammed the AFC over the ‘very critical challenge,’ and fumed on the confederation to ‘get up’.
The JFA have demanded an ‘impartial panel of medical consultants’ check out the problem.
Part of the letter reads that the JFA: “Understand that gender verification will not be necessary for taking part gamers, nonetheless, the article reserves the correct for AFC to analyze and take applicable measures if there’s a doubt on the eligibility of a taking part participant.
“Considering the proof submitted by JFA and given the significance of the competitors,
“We request the AFC to provoke a clear and clear investigation by a panel of impartial medical consultants to analyze the eligibility of the participant in query and others on the group,
“Particularly that the Iranian Women Football team has a history with gender and doping issues.”