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.
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
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
20:45: Plymouth - 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
17:00: Ivory Coast - Togo
20:00: DR Congo - Morocco
Tuesday Jan 17
17:00: Ghana - Uganda
20:00: Mali - Egypt
Wednesday, Jan 18
17:00: Gabon - Burkina Faso
20:00: Cameroon- Guinea Bissau
Thursday, Jan 19
17:00: Algeria - Tunisia
20:00: Senegal - Zimnbabwe
Friday, Jan 20
17:00: Ghana - Mali
20:00: Egypt - Uganda
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