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Mali
Nickname(s) Les Aigles (The Eagles)
Association Malian Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Mohamed Magassouba (caretaker)
Captain Yacouba Sylla
Most caps Seydou Keita (102)
Top scorer Seydou Keita (25)
Home stadium Stade du 26 Mars
FIFA code MLI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 65 Decrease 1 (7 February 2019)
Highest 23 (June 2013)
Lowest 117 (October 2001)
Elo ranking
Current 74 Increase 5 (3 March 2019)
Highest 40 (19 December 1971)
Lowest 127 (September 1996)
First international
 Mali 4–3 Central African Republic 
(Madagascar; 13 April 1960)
Biggest win
 Mali 11–0 Mauritania 
(Senegal; 1 October 1972)
Biggest defeat
 Algeria 7–0 Mali 
(Algeria; 13 November 1988)
 Kuwait 8–1 Mali 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 5 September 1997)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 10 (first in 1972)
Best result Runners-up, 1972
African Nations Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 2011)
Best result Runners-up, 2016

The Mali national football team (French: Équipe du Mali de football) is the national association football team of Mali.

The team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, but they have participated in the Africa Cup of Nations 10 times.

The Malian team was suspended by FIFA on 17 March 2017.

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