For anyone who still maintains that Iran would never cheat:
Iranian soccer fans were left reeling earlier this week after eight members of the women’s national team were found to be men, the Al-Arabiya website reported on Monday.
Mojtabi Sharifi, described as an official connected to the Iranian soccer league, said that the footballers “have been playing with Iran’s female team without completing sex change operations.”
He claimed that some of the men had enjoyed a whole career as female players and only outed themselves just before retiring from their teams.
No gays, but fleet-footed pre-op transsexuals in abundance? Odd place, Iran.
(Via the Times of Israel.)