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Muslim Teams Between Ramadan and World Cup

MOSCOW – The Egyptian ambassador to Russia, Ihab Nasr, said on Sunday, June 10, that Ramadan doesn’t disrupt the physical preparations of the Egyptian squad for the FIFA World Cup, as the players are fasting during daylight hours. “All the Egyptian players are observing Ramadan in spite of the fatwa that allows them to postpone …

First Hijabi Referee Makes History in the UK

LONDON – As the football season draws to a close, Jawahir Roble has made history, becoming the first female Muslim referee in the UK, and she also wears hijab. “When I first turned up to the match you could hear some boys just giggling, “No way she is the ref?! no!”,” Roble, who is commonly …

Staffordshire Charity Launches Ramadan Football League

BURTON – A local charity in Burton city, East Staffordshire, England announced on May 1 the launch of its first Ramadan football league, to extend bridges with all groups in the community and add fun to the day of their fasting Muslim neighbors. “We’re pleased that through the Premier League charitable fund grant we were …

British Referee Stops Match for Adhan

A British referee has won huge praise from Muslim football fans after he stopped a Saudi Arabia cup match out of respect for the Adhan, the Muslim call to prayers.

Muslim Woman Inspires Aussies to Play Football

Dubbed as excitement machine, Lael Kassem, a founding member of the Auburn GIANTS women’s AFL team, is breaking down barriers, working hard to achieve her dream, and motivating others to take up the Australian popular sport.

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