When the Premier League started in 1992, it included just one footballer known to be Muslim, Tottenham’s Spanish midfielder Nayim. England’s top division now features 40 Muslim players and they are having a significant effect on the culture of the … Continue reading
Coach Zaban enforces practice changes during Ramadan.
“Today is a very special day for me. To form part of this club is an enormous achievement,” Illarramendi said after a handful of supporters had stopped chanting his name. Illarramendi is from Mutriku, a coastal town in the Basque … Continue reading
Pakistan-born billionaire Shahid Khan agreed a deal to buy English Premier League club Fulham on Friday. Khan, who owns NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars, has been in talks with Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed for several days and the pair have … Continue reading
Ramadan offers a unique challenge as footballers train and play while their normal eating habits are suspended Clubs increasingly like to control every aspect of their players’ fitness, testing them weekly, providing individual exercise plans and dictating diet. Sometimes, however, … Continue reading
Praise be to Allah, Who has blessed us with seasons in which the rewards for good deeds are multiplied and the bad deeds are removed. I am sending my Ramadan greetings and prayer to all of you. May this holy … Continue reading
In Rio’s Mangueira favela, a soccer project sponsored by Developing Minds Foundation and Flamengo gives children an alternative to a life of drug violence.