Following the start of the Holy month of Ramadan on Thursday, May 17, Muslims world over will be fasting from dawn to dusk for a period of 30 days.
This poses particular difficulty for international footballers who will have to continue with their arduous training regimes whilst abstaining from drinking and other unholy things.
Fortunately, players observing their fast during Ramadan will be glad to know that World Cup 2018 will be kicking off on Thursday, June 14, which will be one of the last days of fasting.
NAIJ.com managed to compile a comprehensive list of high profile players who will brave the fast while gearing up for the World Cup and other remaining club games and finals of the season.
1. Paul Pogba - Manchester United
2. Karim Benzema - Real Madrid
3. Mesut Ozil - Arsenal
4. Emre Can - Liverpool
5. Stephen El Shaarawy - AS Roma
6. Sadio Mane - Liverpool
7. Antonio Rudiger - Chelsea
8. Sami Khedira - Juventus
9. Frank Ribery - Bayern Munich
10. Bacary Sagna
11. Ilkay Gundogan
12. Mohamed Salah - Liverpool
13. Edin Dzeko - AS Roma
14. Moussa Dembele - Tottenham
15. Marouane Fellaini - Manchester United
16. Nuri Sahin - Borussia Dortmund
17. N'Golo Kante - Chelsea
18. Moussa Sissoko
19. Serge Aurier - Tottenham
20. Hatem Ben Arfa
21. Riyad Mahrez - Leicester City
22. Mamadou Sakho
23. Kurt Zouma
24. Ahmed Musa - Leicester City
25. Granit Xhaka - Arsenal
26. Sofiane Feghouli
27. Shkodran Mustafi - Arsenal
28. Ibrahim Afellay - Stoke City
29. Xherdan Shaqiri - Stoke City
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Salah is now turning his superb performances on the pitch to his faith as he will be lighting up the Muslim world with dedicated ‘Mo Salah’ lanterns to mark next month’s Ramadan.
The tradition of such lanterns stretches back more than 1,000 years and they were first used to light the path for the Calish when he arrived.
Ramadan is a 30-day fast which is compulsory for all Muslims in the world according to the Holy Quran and also as mandated by Prophet Mohamed (S.A.W).
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