RFU expressed readiness to discuss pauses in matches for Muslim players during Ramadan
The head of the refereeing department of the Russian Football Union (RFU), Pavel Kamantsev, spoke about the idea of introducing pauses in matches for Muslim players during Ramadan. His words are quoted by RIA Novosti.
“We are closely following international experience. To date, we have not had such requests from clubs. If they are, they are ready to discuss such an opportunity, ”Kamantsev expressed the position of the organization.
Earlier on March 21, Sky Sports reported that referees serving matches in the English Premier League (EPL) were asked to introduce pauses during the evening games of the championship for Muslim footballers during the holy month of Ramadan. Muslim players will be able to take fluids, special energy gels and supplements.
In 2023, Ramadan will begin at sunset on March 22 and end on April 21 with Eid al-Fitr. During the month, Muslims refuse food and water during daylight hours.
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