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2018 World Cup: Muslim Players Shine In Group Stage

MOSCOW – The first round of the group stage of the World Cup 2018 ended on June 19 with four Muslim players named by FIFA as the ‘Man of the Match’ and two winning Muslim teams. Sixteen matches have been played so far in the first round that featured seven Muslim teams participating in six …

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Halal Restaurant Guide App Launched for World Cup Fans

MOSCOW – Crave Halal, a restaurants mobile app, is now making lives easier for Muslim fans visiting Russia for the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018. “Finding good halal restaurants can often be a great concern for the traveling Muslims. We hope our app will help these fans forget all worries about finding the right kind …

French Muslim Players in Russia World Cup

PARIS – For many European footballers, playing for national teams represents one of the important occasions they use to express a sense of national identity. In this year World Cup tournament, Russia 2018, there is a host of Muslim players in the French squad, representing their country in the most prestigious international football event. Here …

Mo Salah Gets 100-KG Birthday Cake in Grozny

GROZNY  – Egyptian football icon Mohamed Salah was presented with a 100-kg cake decorated with a golden boot to celebrate his 26th birthday in Grozny, Chechnya. The double-stacked cake with candles was taken to a hotel where the Egyptian team is staying for the World Cup. The football star celebrated his birthday on June 15, …

7 Muslim Countries to Watch in World Cup

MOSCOW – No Muslim country has ever won the football’s most prestigious competition, the FIFA World Cup. However, the best achievement for the Muslim World in the championship was Turkey’s historic qualification to semifinal and grabbing 3rd position in 2002, as well as Senegal’s qualification to the quarterfinals in the same tournament. In this 2018 …

Why Did Egypt Goalkeeper Refuse Man of the Match Award?

MOSCOW – Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy refused his Man of the Match award, following his incredible display against Uruguay, as the award was sponsored by beer maker Budweiser. El-Shenawy was almost perfect against Uruguay on Friday, making save after save for 89 minutes of the match until Jose Gimenez managed to get one through and …

Will Month-Long Ramadan Fasting Affect World Cup Stars?

MOSCOW – Despite being unable to eat or drink during daylight hours throughout Ramadan, Muslim footballers ready to compete in the 2018 World Cup confirmed that training sessions initially weren’t an issue in that international window. Commenting on this issue, Roel Coumans, former conditioning coach to then-Saudi Arabia manager Bert van Marwijk in 2017, believes …

Muslims & World Cup: 10 Facts You Should Know

Kicking off on June 14, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is record-breaking for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim nations taking part this year. The seven Muslim countries are Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. To celebrate this, here are ten facts about Muslim participation in the world’s greatest sports spectacle, as …

The Six Muslim Hosts of FIFA World Cup 2018

As the world welcomes today, June 14, the 21st edition of the most popular sports event in the world, i.e. the World Cup, many eyes of the world soccer fans are already sparkled with high anticipation. What’s new in this year’s tournament is that six Muslim cities will take part in hosting some matches and …



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