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Algeria face dilemma over Ramadan fasting in World Cup knockout stage

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Muslim players in World Cup teams who have qualified for the last-16 round in Brazil face a thorny question on Sunday when much of the Islamic world will start observing the holy month of Ramadan with a dawn to dusk fast.

The question is trickiest for Algeria , who faces a formidable Germany on Monday. Muslims can also be found in the Nigeria and France teams and they will have to weigh their religious convictions against the effects of fasting on their performance.




Posted by on June 29, 2014. Filed under Africa,Algeria,Fasting,Football,Ramadan,Sports,World Cup 2014. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

One Response to Algeria face dilemma over Ramadan fasting in World Cup knockout stage

  1. fareed zafar suraleigh

    July 2, 2014 at 5:37 am

    It is quite simple and there should have been no need for conflict, as they are all traveling and therefore are exempt from fasting until they return home.

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