Egypt head coach Hector Cuper has confirmed the employment of specialists to help his team during Ramadan that starts in May.
Ramadan, the holy month that requires Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset, will start on May 15 and end on the first day of the World Cup - June 14.
During the fasting period, the Pharaohs will lock horns with Kuwait on May 25 and Belgium on June 5 in pre-World Cup friendly games..
And Cuper, who was appointed in March 2015, revealed that the Egyptian Football Association and the coaching crew will map out the best way to overcome fasting fatigue and support the players’ religious belief.
"The Egyptian Football Association has hired specialists to help me and the players during the fasting month of Ramadan," Cuper was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
"We will organise and monitor their eating and sleeping and hope that this will not affect them badly.
"It may be a problem to the coaches because the players will stop eating from sunrise until sunset, so it will not be easy during training but that is to do with the religion and I can't prevent them from observing Ramadan."
"We will play two friendly matches, and one of them is against Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo. As far as preparations go, that is very good for us."