Rabat - Iran’s football governing body has come under fire as sources claim that eight men have been playing on the women’s national squad without undergoing sex change operations.

The Iranian women's national soccer team react after withdrawing from their qualifying match against Jordan for the 2012 London Olympic Games in Amman June 3, 2011. The Iranian team were banned from the match on Friday in the second round of qualifiers in protest against guidelines on their veil. The FIFA woman's association requires that any covering used does not cover the neck and ears. In Iran all women are required to cover their hair in public to conform to the Islamic dress code. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER RELIGION) - RTR2N9IK