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Break Fast When Goalkeeper Fakes Injury

05 June 2018

Tunisia football team have found a unique way of breaking their Ramadan fast in time during friendlies ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The month's fasting requires self-discipline to the extent where Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from sunrise to sunset.

In two global friendlies played in the last week, Tunisian goalkeeper Mouez Hassen has gone down injured, just after half-time, with similar non-descript injuries allowing medical staff to rush on to the field, causing a break in play.

While Hassen was receiving medical treatment, his teammates rushed to the sideline to grab something to eat and drink.

Mouez Hassen (@hassen_mouez) touched during an air contact with a Turkish player, the Eagles of Carthage take advantage to break the fast with some energy bars, dates and water.

Reports claim that players have an understanding among themselves about the fake injury.

The players ran to the touchline for a short meal and came back to complete the match that also ended in a 2-2 draw.

Tunisia, who have qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2006, are placed in Group G alongside Belgium, Panama and England.

There will be a number of other Muslim-majority nations competing at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, including Egypt, whose star striker Mohamed Salah was recently at the center of a Ramadan-related discussion. Egypt and Liverpool star Mohammed Salah chose to stop fasting to prepare for the Champions League final, for instance.

Break Fast When Goalkeeper Fakes Injury