The president of the Jordan Football Association (JFA) accused the goalie of Iranian women’s soccer team of misrepresenting himself as a woman. The JFA suspected the goalie in question is a man during a soccer match where Iran beat Jordan (September 25th). To substantiate his claims he also brought up Iran soccer teams past – namely gender suspicions and doping issues.
The president, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, took to his Twitter account asking for a gender verification on that goalkeeper.
“Considering the evidence submitted by JFA and given the importance of this competition, we request the AFC to initiate a transparent and clear investigation by a panel of independent medical experts to investigate the eligibility of the player in question and others on the team, particularly (given) that the Iranian Women’s Football Team has a history with gender and doping issues,” Wrote the JFA president.
As a response to this, the Iran team’s selector, Maryam Irandoost, denied the allegation. She said their medical staff has examined every player and will provide evidence to the AFC.
“The medical staff has 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.” Irandoost says via Varzesh3.
Iran vs Jordan women’s soccer match was a part of AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Women’s Asian Cup Qualification. On September 25th, Iran played against Jordan and the match ended with no goals. The match then went to penalties which Iran won 4 – 2.