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Sport in Mauritania

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a North African country located in the Maghreb region. It is one of the largest countries in Africa and as with most of Africa, Mauritania has been plagued with civil unrest for the most part of its history but one of the things that have brought the people together is sports.

And when it comes to sports, Mauritania simply loves the football. Anything concerning football in the country is handled by the Fédération de Foot-Ball de la Républic Islamique de Mauritanie which was established in 1961 and became a member of FIFA ten years later. Their national football team is actively seeking approval in the international stage by playing against various teams and wishes to secure a spot in the African Cup of Nations.

Basketball is also quite popular I the region even among the women. Although women also play football, their national women's football team has never played in any FIFA match. But as far as football athletes are concerned, Mauritania do boasts of a few golden nuggets like Adama Ba. This Mauritanian-born football player has earned a place in the international stage and is now an attacking midfielder for the Auxerre in the French Ligue 2.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Mauritania. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.

Popular sports of Mauritania

Mauritania Sporting Success

Great athletes from Mauritania

Mauritania Sports trivia

Mauritania at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Mauritania

Upcoming sporting events in Mauritania

Annual sporting events held in Mauritania

Sporting Facilities in Mauritania

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