How to visit Brazil during the World Cup as a Muslim fan

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ricardo Manuel Silva de Sousa/shutterstock.com)

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ricardo Manuel Silva de Sousa/shutterstock.com)

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Muslim visitors to Brazil during the World Cup next month will be able to look up the nearest mosque and correct prayer times thanks to a new guide and app that will be distributed to airlines, hotels and the home bases of national squads.

Of the 32 national teams participating in the World Cup, six come from predominantly Muslim countries including Algeria, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Created by the Federation of Muslim Associations in Brazil (FAMBRAS), the guide provides information such as the nearest Islamic centers, mosques, embassies and consulates across the 12 cities hosting matches across the country.

In addition to general visitor information and match venues, guides will also provide readers with praying times, while the app, which hasn't yet been released, will include a compass pointing to Mecca.

Fans with Muslim-specific questions can also call a toll-free telephone service that will be available in English and Arabic at 0800 718 6245.

The guide can also be downloaded at http://bit.ly/RR0Cbd.


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