Planet Earth or Planet Football?

Play our quiz and get ready for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations 2017. Which of these are team nicknames? Which are species of animal? And which are both?

Sportsworld - Planet Earth or Planet Football? - BBC World Service

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Dramatic and poignant tales exploring how Africa’s football and politics are bedfellows

Beyond the Pitch, The Documentary - BBC World Service

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Watford's Nordin Amrabat will miss Morocco's Nations Cup campaign through injury.

Injured Amrabat ruled out of Morocco's Nations Cup campaign

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Mourinho frustrated as Ivory Coast refuse his request to delay Bailly's Nations Cup departure by 24 hours.

Mourinho frustrated with Ivory Coast over Bailly release

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West Ham midifelder Sofiane Feghouli is left out of Algeria's final squad of 23 for Gabon 2017

Feghouli left out of Algeria's final Africa Cup of Nations squad

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Former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh takes on head coach role at Dutch side Fortuna Sittard.

Sunday Oliseh appointed as new coach of Dutch side Fortuna Sittard

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Hosts Gabon are the first country to name their final 2017 Africa Cup of Nations squad.

Aubameyang leads cast as hosts Gabon name final Nations Cup squad

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Liverpool legend Ian Rush says Sadio Mane 'will be missed' by the club during the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ian Rush - Senegal's Sadio Mane 'will be missed' during Nations Cup

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A toe injury means Nice's Younes Belhanda is set to miss Morocco's campaign at January's Africa Cup of Nations.

The 26-year-old midfielder has been ruled out for between four and six weeks by top-of-the-table Nice.

He injured on Wednesday in Nice's goalless draw at Bordeaux.

His absence might mean a call-up for Ajax Amsterdam's Hakim Ziyech, who was surprisingly left out of Morocco's...
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Morocco's Belhanda ruled out of Afcon

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Watford striker Odion Ighalo says January's Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon will be a sad chapter for Nigerian football.

After failing to qualify for a second straight Nations Cup the fans and players of the 2013 champions will have to watch from the sidelines again.

The 27-year-old says the reality of their failure will really hit home when the tournament kicks off on 14 January.

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Odion Ighalo: Africa Cup of Nations a tough time for Nigeria

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Guinea-Bissau are the biggest movers on the Fifa rankings for 2016 having gained 78 places since December last year.

They are now 68th on the global list and 15th in Africa.

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Guinea-Bissau biggest Fifa movers in 2016

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Two of the stars of the recent Women's Africa Cup of Nations have earned moves to new clubs.

Nigeria's Francisca Ordega has signed for Australian side Sydney FC for the remainder of the W-League 2016/17 season from USA's Washington Spirit.

South Africa captain Janine Van Wyk, 29, is on the move to the US as she joins Houston Dash.

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Women's Afcon stars on the move

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Nigerian administrator Amos Adamu is facing another ban from all football-related activities by Fifa.

The investigatory chamber at the world governing body's ethics committee has been looking into alleged breaches of its code of ethics since March 2015.

It has now recommended a two-year ban and a fine for Adamu, a former Fifa executive committee member who was banned for three years in...
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Fifa proposes two-year ban for Nigeria's Amos Adamu

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The Nigerian women's team the Super Falcons are finally paid the money owed to them for winning the 2016 Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon more than two weeks ago and agree to leave their hotel. bbc.in/2himvNX by

Nigeria's Super Falcons end protest

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Burkina Faso coach Paulo Duarte says he is concerned over a number of niggling injuries to key players going into next month’s African Nations Cup finals but has decided to name 24 players for the tournament anyway.

One player will have to be cut from a list of 24 that Duarte has selected even though the likes of captain Charles Kaboré (hairline bone fracture), Préjuce Nakoulma, Jonathan...
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Africa Cup of Nations: Injury concerns for Burkina Faso

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The Nigerian sports minister Solomon Dalung wants an audit of grants given by Fifa to the country's football federation.

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Nigeria government wants an audit of the football federation

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The government in DR Congo has told the country's football association to suspend league competition from Thursday until further notice.

The move comes amidst fears that the end of President Joseph Kabila's mandate next week will spark violence.

While the ministry's statement did not highlight any particular teams as posing a threat one of the main opposition politicians calling for Kabila...
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DR Congo halts football over fears of political violence

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Morocco's Sofiane Boufal scores his first English Premier League goal as Southampton beat Middlesbrough.

Southampton 1-0 Middlesbrough

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Mamelodi Sundowns pay the price for missed opportunities at the Fifa Club World Cup.

Sundowns lose to Kashima Antlers on Fifa Club World Cup debut

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