Mali national football team


Mali national football team
Mali
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Aigles
(The Eagles)
Association Mali Football Federation
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Alain Giresse
Captain Mahamadou Diarra
Home stadium Stade 26 mars
FIFA code MLI
FIFA ranking 68
Highest FIFA ranking 35 (March 2007)
Lowest FIFA ranking 117 (October 2000)
Elo ranking 71
Highest Elo ranking 42 (1971)
Lowest Elo ranking 127 (September 1996)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Mali Mali 4–3 Central African Republic 
(Madagascar; 13 April 1960)
Biggest win
Mali Mali 11–0 Mauritania 
(Unknown date 1972)
Biggest defeat
 Algeria 7–0 Mali Mali
(Algeria; 13 November 1988)
 Kuwait 8–1 Mali Mali
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 5 September 1997)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 6 (First in 1972)
Best result Second place, 1972
Players from the Mali national squad warm up before the Mali-Lithuania friendly at Stade de Marville – La Courneuve (France), 6 February 2007.

The Mali national football team, nicknamed Les Aigles (The Eagles), is the national team of Mali and is controlled by the Fédération Malienne de Football. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals.

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History

Mali reached the 1972 African Nations Cup final, but lost 3–2 to Congo. They failed to qualify for the finals again until 1994 when they reached the semi-finals, an achievement matched twice since.

They played their first World Cup qualifier in 2000. In March 2005, riots broke out in Bamako after Mali lost a World Cup qualifier to Togo, 2–1 on a last minute goal.

In the recent 2010 African Nations Cup, Mali made football headlines from coming back 4–0 with 15 minutes left to level 4–4 with Angola. It is considered to be one of the best comebacks in recent memory.

Mali Football Achievements

Amilcar Cabral Cup :
  • 3 Times Champion (1989, 1997, 2007)
  • 4 Times Runners-up

Competition records

World Cup record

Africa Cup of Nations record

  • 1957 to 1963 – Did not enter
  • 1965 to 1970 – Did not qualify
  • 1972 – Runners-Up
  • 1974 and 1976 – Did not qualify
  • 1978 – Disqualified
  • 1980 – Did not enter
  • 1982 to 1986 – Did not qualify
  • 1988 – Withdrew
  • 1990 and 1992 – Did not qualify
  • 1994 – Fourth place
  • 1996 to 2000 – Did not qualify
  • 2002 – Fourth place
  • 2004 – Fourth place
  • 2006Did not qualify
  • 2008 – Round 1
  • 2010 – Round 1

Current squad

The following players have been called up to participate in the friendly match against Burkina Faso on 11 November 2011.[1]

Caps and goals updated as October 8, 2011.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Soumbeïla Diakité 25 August 1984 (1984-08-25) (age 27) 19 0 Mali Stade Malien
GK Almamy Sogoba 13 September 1987 (1987-09-13) (age 24) 0 0 Mali Real
GK Oumar Sissoko 13 September 1987 (1987-09-13) (age 24) 9 0 France Metz
DF Cédric Kanté 6 June 1979 (1979-06-06) (age 32) 36 1 Greece Panathinaikos
DF Adama Tamboura 18 May 1985 (1985-05-18) (age 26) 48 0 France Metz
DF Mahamadou Ndiaye 21 June 1990 (1990-06-21) (age 21) 0 0 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães
DF Mohamed Fofana 7 March 1985 (1985-03-07) (age 26) 4 0 France Toulouse
DF Ousmane Coulibaly 9 July 1989 (1989-07-09) (age 22) 1 0 France Brest
DF Drissa Diakité 18 February 1985 (1985-02-18) (age 26) 29 0 France Nice
DF Demba Barry 4 November 1987 (1987-11-04) (age 24) 0 0 Sudan Al-Hilal
MF Mahamane Traoré 31 August 1988 (1988-08-31) (age 23) 20 2 France Metz
MF Mohamed Kalilou Traoré 9 September 1987 (1987-09-09) (age 24) 7 0 Denmark Odense
MF Seydou Keita 16 January 1980 (1980-01-16) (age 31) 63 17 Spain Barcelona
MF Souleymane Keita 24 November 1986 (1986-11-24) (age 24) 3 0 Turkey Sivasspor
MF Bakaye Traoré 6 March 1985 (1985-03-06) (age 26) 13 1 France Nancy
MF Sidy Koné 6 June 1992 (1992-06-06) (age 19) 2 0 France Lyon
FW Cheick Fantamady Diarra 11 February 1992 (1992-02-11) (age 19) 1 0 France Rennes
FW Garra Dembele 21 February 1986 (1986-02-21) (age 25) 1 0 Germany SC Freiburg
FW Modibo Maiga 3 September 1986 (1986-09-03) (age 25) 27 4 France Sochaux

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for Mali within the past 12 months.[2]

Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club Latest Call-up
GK Cheick Sy 9 November 1992 (1992-11-09) (age 19) 0 0 Mali Djoliba v.  Cape Verde, 3 September 2011
DF Idrissa Coulibaly 19 December 1987 (1987-12-19) (age 23) 4 0 Tunisia Espérance v.  Liberia, 8 October 2011
DF Amadou Sidibé 19 February 1986 (1986-02-19) (age 25) 14 0 France Auxerre v.  Liberia, 8 October 2011
DF Adama Coulibaly 10 September 1980 (1980-09-10) (age 31) 59 1 France Auxerre v.  Liberia, 8 October 2011
DF Ousmane Berthé 5 February 1988 (1988-02-05) (age 23) 10 0 South Africa Jomo Cosmos v.  Liberia, 8 October 2011
DF Abdoulaye Maïga 25 May 1984 (1984-05-25) (age 27) 9 0 Algeria USM Alger v.  Liberia, 8 October 2011
DF Kalifa Cissé 9 January 1984 (1984-01-09) (age 27) 5 0 England Bristol City v.  Tunisia, 10 August 2011
DF Issiaka Eliassou 12 August 1985 (1985-08-12) (age 26) 1 0 Egypt Al-Masry v.  Zimbabwe, 5 June 2011
MF Abdou Traoré 17 January 1988 (1988-01-17) (age 23) 15 2 France Bordeaux v.  Liberia, 8 October 2011
MF Samba Sow 29 April 1989 (1989-04-29) (age 22) 9 0 France Lens v.  Liberia, 8 October 2011
MF Ismaël Keïta 8 July 1990 (1990-07-08) (age 21) 6 0 France Nantes v.  Tunisia, 10 August 2011
MF Mahamadou Diarra 18 May 1981 (1981-05-18) (age 30) 64 6 France Monaco v.  Zimbabwe, 5 June 2011 (suspended)
MF Mahamane Traoré 31 August 1988 (1988-08-31) (age 23) 16 0 France Metz v.  Zimbabwe, 5 June 2011
MF Sigamary Diarra 10 January 1984 (1984-01-10) (age 27) 10 0 France Lorient v.  Zimbabwe, 5 June 2011 (withdrew due to injury)
MF Sidi Yaya Keita 20 March 1985 (1985-03-20) (age 26) 11 3 Unattached v.  Côte d'Ivoire, 8 February 2011
FW Mustapha Yatabaré 26 January 1986 (1986-01-26) (age 25) 13 2 France Guingamp v.  Liberia, 8 October 2011
FW Sambou Yatabaré 2 March 1989 (1989-03-02) (age 22) 5 0 Monaco Monaco v.  Liberia, 8 October 2011
FW Cheick Diabaté 25 April 1988 (1988-04-25) (age 23) 13 6 France Bordeaux v.  Liberia, 8 October 2011
FW Mamadou Samassa 1 May 1986 (1986-05-01) (age 25) 7 1 France Valenciennes v.  Cape Verde, 3 September 2011
FW Mamadou Diallo 17 April 1982 (1982-04-17) (age 29) 41 9 France Sedan v.  Tunisia, 10 August 2011
FW Siriman Magassouba 0 0 Mali Real v.  Tunisia, 10 August 2011
FW Tenema N'Diaye 13 February 1981 (1981-02-13) (age 30) 21 4 Unattached v.  Zimbabwe, 5 June 2011
FW Mohamed Traoré 18 November 1988 (1988-11-18) (age 23) 1 0 Switzerland Sion v.  Zimbabwe, 5 June 2011

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