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Salam, Brazil: Muslim Football Fans and FIFA World Cup

Written by Juan Arellano · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 12 June 2014 @ 0:00 am | 1 Comment

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Image [1] by Willard [2] on Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. [3]

Colombian United Arab Emirates-based Marcelino Torrecilla describes [4] [es] the particulars of Muslim football fans in the 2014 FIFA World Cup [5]:

se espera para el mundial la llegada de 50 mil musulmanes provenientes de países tan diversos como Irán, Nigeria, Argelia, Estados Unidos, el Reino Unido, Malasia y muchos otros de la región del Golfo Arábigo, que de seguro abarrotarán las más de ochenta mezquitas que existen a lo largo y ancho del extenso país brasilero;

For the World Cup, the arrival of 50,000 Muslims from countries as diverse as Iran, Nigeria, Algeria, United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia and many others from the Gulf is expected. For sure, they all will pack the 80 some mosques throughout the length and breadth of this huge country;

And he adds:

En seis de los 32 países en contienda en este mundial, el islam tiene una presencia significativa. Entre dichos países se encuentra a Bosnia-Herzegovina, Camerún, Irán, Costa de Marfil y Nigeria.

In six out of the 32 countries in competition, Islam has a significative presence. Among those countries we have Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Iran, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.

You can follow Marcelino on Twitter [6].

This post was part of the sixth #LunesDeBlogsGV [7] [Monday of blogs on GV] on June 9, 2014.

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[4] describes: http://blogs.eltiempo.com/un-colombiano-en-emiratos-arabes-unidos/2014/06/05/se-nos-vino-brasil-2014-a-rezar-se-dijo/

[5] 2014 FIFA World Cup: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FIFA_World_Cup

[6] Twitter: https://twitter.com/matorrecc

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