Muslim footballers coping with World Cup in Ramadan

Ramadan is where Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk. It begins on June 28, which is when the first round of 16 matches are staged till July 27.

Muslim footballers coping with World Cup in Ramadan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Muslim football players are going to go through the ultimate test to do their best during the world cup while fasting.

This year is going to be the first year where the World cup is going to take place during Ramadan. The Muslim football players will have to cope with the exceeding temperatures and humidity of Brazil.

Ramadan is where Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk. It begins on June 28, which is when the first round of 16 matches are staged till July 27.

Notable Muslim players include the Ivory Coast's Touré brothers, Yaya and Kolo, Roma winger Gervinho and Cheick Tioté. Practicing Muslims on France's squad include Karim Benzema, Bacary Sagna, Mamadou Sakho and Moussa Sissoko, the Huffington Post reported.

Even though the players have a disadvantage of not being able to eat or drink anything, players such as the Ivory Coast's Kolo Touré said that Ramadan makes him "feel even stronger."

"I think it's amazing how Ramadan can make you really strong," he said.

Last Mod: 15 Haziran 2014, 17:27
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