Ramadan also affects football?

Run and sweat, but do not drink: some Muslims players attending the World began yesterday Ramadan, a month of fasting which creates a dilemma for many. It is the first time that Ramadan coincides with the World Cup since Mexico 1986.

During this month, Muslims can not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. Neither smoking and sex.

"I can not join because I'm working. Unfortunately, it is not an option for me," said Mesut Özil, German of Turkish descent already put forward before it began the World could not celebrate Ramadan. Özil is not alone with this religious dilemma. The Frenchman Karim Benzema, Swiss Xherdan Shaqiri or Belgian Marouane Fellaini and Moussa Dembele are also Muslim believers.

A spokesman for the Swiss team announced that no player will fast during the World Cup. At the gala selection is not expected any member meets the requirements.

Ramadan Mubarak 2015
In the Algerian whole situation is different. For them, who surprisingly advanced to the second round and will face Germany tomorrow, religion plays a very important role. "This success is for Algerians worldwide, for all Arabs and all Muslims," ​​said striker Sofiane Feghouli, who, like many peers, prays before every game.
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