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MALABO, Equatorial Guinea - A gun-like sensor is put against the head of each person as soon as they get off a plane in Equatorial Guinea, the host country for the African Cup of Nations. When the sensor beeps, the man holding it nods and the passenger is ordered to move along.Next, unsmiling women wearing white coats and masks spray cleansing gel on everyones hands and tell them to rub them together. And questionnaires have to be filled in, asking if youve had a fever in the last 21 days. The body temperature of everyone is checked.Just part of the preparations for Africas big soccer tournament.In the wake of the terrible West African Ebola outbreak, tournament organizers the Confederation of African Football were certain the Jan. 17-Feb. 8 African Cup should go ahead, confident the disease wouldnt be a threat. Now they have to make sure it wont be after dumping Morocco as host because of that countrys fears over Ebola and desire to postpone the 16-team event for up to a year.CAF refused Moroccos suggestion and chose Equatorial Guinea as a short-notice replacement. It was really CAFs only choice as no one else wanted the tournament and its thousands of travellers.When all (Equatorial) Guineans learnt that the African Nations Cup was going to be played here, everyone was afraid, we were terrified, Genoveva Abesolo Obunu, an official with Equatorial Guineas health ministry, said. But when we learnt about the steps the government was taking to prevent the sickness, the fear subsided.So the tournament will go on, kicking off this weekend in the oil-rich Central African nation halfway up the continents west coast. It is Equatorial Guineas second go at the African Cup in three years after co-hosting with Gabon in 2012.CAF and Equatorial Guinean authorities have announced this time that everyone arriving in the coming days — players, officials, fans, everyone — will undergo Ebola screening. No one is exempt, no matter where they come from.In the airport terminal in Malabo, the capital, posters describing the dreaded symptoms of the deadly virus hang alongside triumphant photos of the countrys president holding the African Cup trophy. Pictures warning people of the possible implications of vomiting and diarrhea sit next to the soccer championships colorful and cheery mascot; a squirrel-like creature with red, blue, green and white fur kicking a ball.Equatorial Guinea has no reported Ebola cases. Guinea, far away in West Africa, is one of the three countries badly-affected by Ebola and the only one of the three to have a team qualify for the tournament. But the disease — which has killed more than 8,000 people — will call for constant vigilance over the next three weeks, authorities here say.In Bata, Equatorial Guineas biggest city, posters in the national language Spanish call above all for an African Cup without Ebola. Ebola screening tests also take place at its airport, this time on the tarmac as travellers walk toward the terminal.But its not all doom and gloom.Equatorial Guineas reward for taking on the tournament with just two months to prepare is the reinstatement of its team as host nation in place of Morocco. The decision was contentious because Equatorial Guinea had been disqualified from the Cup of Nations last year for fielding an ineligible player. Now its back in.The people of Bata are overjoyed, Bata resident Pedro Nga said, speaking French, the countrys second language. We will applaud and support the team, thats all I can say.Equatorial Guinea opens the African Cup on Saturday against Republic of Congo in Bata. Burkina Faso then plays Gabon at the same stadium in the first of a series of double-headers. Games will also be at three other venues: Malabo and two border towns in the far east, Ebebiyin and Mongomo.___AP video journalist Andy Drake contributed to this report from Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Cheap Bulls Jerseys Free Shipping . Assistant coach Glen Gulutzan said Thursday that Edler, who played Tuesday in Nashville, is out indefinitely. Wholesale Bulls Jerseys Authentic .The Williams siblings, with 25 Grand Slam titles between them, will have a couple of Madisons joining them, too.Madison Keys had a 6-4, 7-5 upset win over two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on Saturday night, and Madison Brengle beat Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-2 in an all-U. Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . Cheap Bulls Jerseys . 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France had the majority of possession but Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud missed several chances and failed to add to his international tally after scoring twice against Norway in a 4-0 win on Tuesday night. "Were not going to win all of our games 4-0," Deschamps said. "We made the breakthrough after creating a lot of chances against a team defending deep in numbers. We dropped too deep and they equalized." Deschamps rested striker Karim Benzema and winger Franck Ribery, who has a back injury. French media have reported that he could be doubtful for the World Cup. "We will do everything we can for him to be ready for the Jamaica game next Sunday," Deschamps said, referring to Frances last friendly before going to Brazil. 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