Did a Man as a Goalkeeper for Their Women’s National Football Team?
But after the game Jordan’s FA demanded ‘a gender verification check’ on Koudaei from the Asian Football Federation (AFC). In response, the goalkeeper vowed to sue the ‘bullying’ Jordanian FA. In a sign of support, huge posters of Koudaei have been erected in , hailing her as a ‘heroic girl’. The posters, which have been placed next to busy roads, feature a picture of Koudaei with the words: ‘The heroic girl Zohreh Koudaei pride of Iran, goalkeeper of the women’s team’. It comes after Koudaei said empathetically: ‘I am a woman. This is bullying from Jordan.’ ‘I will sue the Jordan FA,’ she added, according to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet.