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Muslim stars such as Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko and Karim Benzema could be affected with Ramadan set to begin during World Cup for first time since 1986

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  • Islamic holy month begins on June 28, the first day of Second Round matches
  • Muslims are expected to fast during the hours of daylight
  • Several Premier League players including Marouane Fellaini, Moussa Dembele and Cheick Tiote are followers of the faith

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Brothers in arms: Ivory Coast duo Yaya (left) and Kolo Toure are followers of Islam

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema is one of France's high-profile Muslim stars

Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri is another European star of Muslim faith

Faith: Edin Dzeko is one of many Bosnian squad members who are followers of Islam

Belief: Kolo Toure (centre) says Ramadan can actually make players stronger

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One Response to Muslim stars such as Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko and Karim Benzema could be affected with Ramadan set to begin during World Cup for first time since 1986

  1. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    June 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    As during travel fasting is not permitted / obligatory these football stars may well skip the fast during the world cup (as they are ‘on travel’ and not at home) and fast the relevant days later.