Ramadan has posed serious challenges for some of the teams in their buildup to the World Cup.
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Normally, football players feigning injury is nothing new.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. For the players, it also allowed them to get desperately needed sustenance having not eaten or drunk the entire day of the game.Tunisia are not the only World Cup team affected by Ramadan.Ramadan started in mid-May, meaning it affected teams for a month before the World Cup.In the case of sports, athletes are sometimes exempted from fasting on game days or during tournaments. But while many of Tunisia's players appear to be observing the Ramadan fast given their apparent plan in warmup games, and Egyptian players also seem to be, it's unclear whether other players and teams are. One Egypt player outlined the difficulties.
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