Football is the most popular sport in Mauritania, and is run by the Fédération de Foot-Ball de la Républic Islamique de Mauritanie. 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 are currently playing against other African international teams for a spot in the next African 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
Rugby union in Mauritania is a minor but growing sport.