Sport in Mauritania
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The most popular sport in Mauritania is football, which is run by the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The association administers the Mauritanian national football team, as well as the Mauritanian Premier League. Mauritania has an international football team who play and train at the Olympic Stadium. They play against other African international teams for a spot in the Africa Cup of Nations. Mauritania's premier national tournament is the Coupe de Presidente de la Republique (President's Cup). The nation's best-known and most successful team is ASC Garde Nationale of the Mauritanian Premier League.
In the early 1980s, Mauritania had a competitive basketball team, which challenged the continent's elite teams on multiple occasions.