Ramadan and the challenge of fasting for Muslim WCup players

Source: Associated Press

By HAMZA HENDAWI

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Normally, soccer players feigning injury is nothing new. This time it is.

For Tunisia players, their goalkeeper slumping to the ground and causing an extended break in play during World Cup warmup games was a precious chance to drink water and eat food for the first time in more than 12 hours.

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Ramadan, the holy month that requires Muslims to fast and refrain from drinking or eating from sunrise to sunset, has posed serious challenges for some of the teams in their buildup to the World Cup in Russia.

Tunisia had a plan.

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