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Premier League prepares for Ramadan: some matches will be interrupted for snacks

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The Premier League is getting ready for Ramadan. In some cases, matches will be interrupted at sunset so that fasting players can stop for a bite to eat. 

According to Sky Sports, the referees are advised to identify players who may need a break before the start of the matches, and together with them calculate its duration. During this time, players will be able to drink water and take energy gels or supplements.

This year, Ramadan began on March 22 and will last until the evening of April 21. This is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims are forbidden to eat and drink between dawn and dusk.

There were such stops last season, but on request

The recommendation could be applied for the first time on April 17, when Leeds take over Liverpool. Sunset in Yorkshire is scheduled for 20:10, 10 minutes into the match. Salah may well take a break.

A similar story could happen in Arsenal’s home game against Southampton on the last day of Ramadan. It will start at 20:00 and the sun in London will set at 20:06.

Last year, team captains could ask the referees to stop the game. The meeting between Burnley and Arsenal was suspended in the 41st minute so that Mohamed Elyounoussi and Jan Valery could replenish their energy.

In April 2021, Wesley Fofan was also allowed to break his fast. Then Leicester played with Crystal Palace: Londoners goalkeeper Vicente Guaita did not shoot from the gate while the French defender drank different liquids.

A short break was agreed in advance, and after the game, Fofana wrote on social networks: “This is what makes football great.”

“From a scientific point of view, the benefits are enormous.” Newcomer Tottenham ready for Ramadan

There are many faithful Muslims playing in the Premier League: for example, Mo Salah from Liverpool, Ngolo Kante and Wesley Fofana from Chelsea, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan from Man City.

Tottenham striker Arnaud Danjuma will also observe the fast. He collaborates with the same chef, so the sports regimen for Ramadan has long been developed.

“The biggest change is being more awake at night. People might think that we don’t wake up at night to eat, but Muslims get up for nighttime prayers anyway. For me, almost nothing changes, except that you need to carefully monitor nutrition.