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Muslim Player: Yaya Touré

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info-pictogram1 Yaya Touré is a practising Muslim, once turning down the traditional Man-of-the-Match champagne after a league game against Newcastle United in keeping with his religious beliefs. He is the younger brother of Liverpool player Kolo Touré and elder brother of Al-Safa’ SC’s Ibrahim Touré, who died on June 19th, 2014, after a short battle with cancer. In October 2013, Touré joined a campaign against elephant poaching, becoming a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme