The Mali national football team (French: Équipe nationale de football du Mali) represents Mali in men’s international football and is governed by the Malian Football Federation. The team’s nickname is Les Aigles. They represent both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). While Mali is a major youth football power in both Africa and the world, they have never qualified for any senior FIFA World Cup finals in history. They have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations on 12 occasions. Mali were suspended by FIFA on 17 March 2017 due to ‘government interference’ with the national football association, namely dissolving its executive committee. However, the side was re-instated by FIFA on 29 April after the executive committee was re-introduced by the Malian government.
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