Will Fasting for Ramadan Hurt the Performance of Muslim Players in the World Cup?

The World Cup’s knockout stage is set to begin on Saturday just as millions of Muslims prepare to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, an observance commemorating the initial revelations of the Quran to Muhammad. Religious doctrine requires that practicing Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. Could star Muslim players like France’s Karim Benzema hobble their performance by abstaining from food and water?



Karim Benzema

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