"If I deal with that pragmatically, I should turn the day upside down. Maybe Egyptian players are accustomed to doing this, but I as a Western person am not. How can I train them at night around 11 or
12 after iftar? And how can I train them during the day without water and when they had nothing to eat? We are working on this and seeking to find the best way to overcome fasting fatigue and prevent
it from hurting the players."
-- Egypt's Argentine coach, Hector Cuper
, on Ramadan, the holy month that requires Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset. Egypt is scheduled to play
its opening World Cup match against Uruguay on June 15, the day after Ramadan ends. (AP