AFRICA CUP 2015
Nations Cup appearances: 8
Best result: Runners-up (1972)
Coach: Henri Kasperczak (Poland)
Key players: Seydou Keita
Fifa ranking: 49
Mali have an excellent record once they have qualified for the finals - in their eight appearances they have reached the semi-finals on six occasions.
They finished third at the last two tournaments.
The Eagles pulled off an incredible fightback against Angola in the opening match in 2010, coming back from 4:0 down with 11 minutes to go to draw 4:4.