The Verdict is in! Gender of Iranian Women’s Football Team Goalkeeper Revealed

Yesterday, I posted how the Jordan Football Association had filed a complaint with the Asian Football Confederation, to verify the gender of the Iranian Women National Team’s goalkeeper.

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The verdict is in.

Her name is Zhoreh Koudaei, and she’s a woman, albeit a perhaps masculine-looking one with great goalkeeping ability:

In other words, this is a case of Koudaei for the straight guy.

According to different sources the Asian Football Confederation has slammed the Jordanian allegations, and apparently poor Zhoreh has been the subject of similar allegations throughout the years.

So it would seem this to be a rare case of the Iranians not being bad sports.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media