The Mauritania national football team is controlled by the Fédération de Foot-Ball de la Républic Islamique de Mauritanie and is a member of CAF.
They have not qualified for the FIFA World Cup or Africa Cup of Nations. However, in the Amilcar Cabral Cup, a regional tournament for West Africa, Mauritania came fourth in 1980 on hosting the competition. They were later runners-up in 1995, losing on penalties to Sierra Leone after the final finished 0-0.
Mauritania lost all six of their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification matches, in a group that included Rwanda and Morocco.
The national team is made up of a combination of players from the domestic league, as well as various other leagues in North Africa and Eastern Europe.
- Season 2012/2013
- Season 2011/2012
FIFA World Cup Appearances
Africa Cup of Nations Appearances
Current : 206 (as of December 2012)
Highest : 85 (December 1995)
Lowest : 206 (November/December 2012)
Average : 155
Mohamed Harouna (79)
Ghaity Abdel Haye (39)