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Sunday, 15 July 2012

The Football Stars Play It With Fasting

Key to the success of the big teams in Europe and retain the trophy in the performance of his players are capable of maintaining a high level of fitness aspect of the player.

The club's medical team did not hesitate to monitor the progress of his players daily to weekly to provide rigorous training plan.

Entering the month of Ramadan, usually there are different views in the Premier League and La Liga Spain. Some clubs seem to control more strictly to the players who have the habit of fasting Muslims. Seiiring growing number of Muslims in both Europe's top leagues, the players who perform fasting will change her eating habits. Of course it affects their performance on the field.

Western culture does not want to confuse the issue of religion and football are usually not tolerate players to perform a full fasting. Not because they do not respect the players embraced Islam, but do not want to join the club impaired performance.

But Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute, who is known to run strictly in religious ritual is not willing to compromise with the rules of the club. Former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United's make every effort possible to run a full Ramadan fasting.

"The staff and coaches are very curious. They wonder why I did not eat and ask all these questions. But you have to answer it and talk about it, "said Kanoute told the Independent.

"They saw me praying in the locker room, I do not think about how people see me. Islam has helped me in this way. This is the path you take to keep you quiet, "added the 2007 Africa's best player.

Ramadan brings different meanings for some top Muslim players in the Premier League. They are usually more intense in the play and start the game by reading a prayer as he raised both hands up.

The ritual was usually performed by two brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri, Younes Kaboul, and Nicolas Anelka, who is now playing in the Chinese Super League. According to them, remain abstinent and play in a high level is a challenge trying to do.

Ramadan for Sulley Muntary is worship that should not be abandoned, although they had to play in the middle of the tight schedule of Serie A Italian League. In the 2009 season, Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has stumbled because of issues questioning the month of Ramadan comes at a time when players should be competing in the league with full capabilities. He complained about the performance of the play sluggish Muntary Sulley to have an impact on Inter held 1-1 by Bari.

Mourinho said: "Ramadan comes at a bad ideal for players who have played in the competition." Architect of Real Madrid's comments drew criticism widespread, especially from the Muslim Council of Italy, so Mourinho later clarified his statement.

"The decision should not be criticized for Muntari is a matter of faith and religion. That means that I receive it I never said Muntari should forget his religion and ritual practice. "
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