Unmissable this week: Copa del Rey, Africa Cup of Nations, FA Cup replays...

Your five day guide to the best football across the planet that includes the 1/4 final first legs of the Spanish Cup, FA Cup replays and CAN 2017.

Unmissable this week: Copa del Rey, Africa Cup of Nations, FA Cup replays...

Burkina Faso vs Egypt

The world of football never stops and once again we have a plethora of footballing fixtures to look forward to from across the globe. Here's our guide showcasing just some of the best of the action to help you plan your week ahead.

Copa del Rey

The draw took place last Friday for the quarter final stage of the 2016/17 Spanish cup and despite not throwing up any regional derbies of an eagerly awaited El Clasico there are some intriguing ties ahead this week as the competition reaches the business end. 

Wednesday, Jan. 18th (TV Guides)

19:15: Alcorcon - Alaves 

21:15: Real Madrid v Celta Vigo

Thursday, Jan 19th

19:15: Atletico Madrid - SD Eibar

21:15: Real Sociedad - FC Barcelona 

FA Cup third round replays

The third round of the competition produced nine draws that will see replays staged to determine which sides progress the fourth round of the planets' oldest knock-out competition.  Big Premier League guns such as Liverpool, Southampton and Crystal Palace will all be hoping to avoid slip-ups as they face lower ranking sides.  

Tuesday, Jan 17th

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp waves to fans after the game

20:45: AFC Wimbledon - Sutton United

20:45: Barnsley - Blackpool

20:45: Burnley - Sunderland 

20:45: Fleetwood Town - Bristol City

21:00: Crystal Palace - Bolton

21:00:  Lincoln - Ipswich

Wednesday, Jan. 18th

20:45: Newcastle Utd - Birmingham City

20:45Plymouth - Liverpool

20:45: Southampton v Norwich City

Africa Cup of Nations 2017

There is no let-up in the action from Gabon as the week ahead sees Group's C and D commence along with second group matches in  Groups A and B. The tournament has already sprung a series of surprises with host nation Gabon being held to a 1-1 draw in the inaugural match with a late equaliser from Soares securing a point for Guinea Bissau. Media broadcasters for the competition can be found here.

Monday, Jan 16

Senegal's forward Mame Biram Diouf heads the ball during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group B football match between Tunisia and Senegal in Franceville on January 15, 2017.

Group C

17:00: Ivory Coast - Togo

20:00: DR Congo - Morocco

Tuesday Jan 17

Group D

17:00: Ghana - Uganda

20:00: Mali - Egypt

Wednesday, Jan 18

Group A

17:00: Gabon - Burkina Faso

20:00: Cameroon- Guinea Bissau

Thursday, Jan 19

Group B

17:00: Algeria - Tunisia

20:00: Senegal - Zimnbabwe

Friday, Jan 20  

Group C

17:00: Ghana - Mali 

20:00: Egypt - Uganda