In England, with the start of the month of Ramadan, this Thursday, 23 March, stoppages of play will be used to break the fast during football championship matches. On the other hand, no instructions were given in France.
There will be no special break during matches in the French Ligue 1 championship, as in the Premier League, so that Muslim players can break their fast during Ramadan.
If a request has not been sent by a club to the Professional Football League, referees have to receive a reminder in a lengthy email sent by the FFF. “Match interruptions after breaking the Ramzan fast have been brought to the attention of the association. These interruptions do not respect the provisions of the Laws of the FFF”, can we read in the note sent to the referees, and some of them shared on social networks this Friday, March 31.
For its part, the LFP has not yet dealt with the subject but may do so in the coming days if the question is raised. The holy month of Ramzan is about to end around April 21.
A few days ago in England, it was decided to take advantage of the halt in the night games of the Premier League so that the players could break their Ramzan fast.