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Late nights & ice baths: How Muslim footballers cope while fasting

Palestine football fans

This week's international fixtures took place during the month of Ramadan, when Muslims worldwide observe a month of fasting.

Managers of teams comprised mainly of Muslim players have had to deal with unique circumstances, with the majority of their squads fasting from dawn until dusk.

Ramadan coincided with the 2012 London Olympics, the 2014 Fifa World Cup, and last year's European Championship in France. With the long summer days in Europe, the quality of player performance can be an issue.