Fixtures

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 03/17 13:00 - Cape Verde Islands vs Mauritius - View
Africa - World Cup Qualifying 03/21 13:00 - Eswatini vs Mauritius - View
Africa - World Cup Qualifying 09/01 13:00 - Mauritius vs Cape Verde Islands - View
Africa - World Cup Qualifying 09/05 13:00 - Angola vs Mauritius - View
Africa - World Cup Qualifying 10/06 13:00 - Mauritius vs Cameroon - View
Africa - World Cup Qualifying 10/10 13:00 - Mauritius vs Libya - View

Results

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 06/11 13:00 - [5] Mauritius v Eswatini [6] W 2-1
Africa - World Cup Qualifying 06/06 16:00 - [3] Libya v Mauritius [5] L 2-1
Africa Cup of Nations Qualification 03/26 15:00 1 Mauritius v Chad L 1-2
Africa Cup of Nations Qualification 03/22 18:00 1 Chad v Mauritius L 1-0
Africa - World Cup Qualifying 11/21 16:00 - [6] Mauritius v Angola [3] D 0-0
Africa - World Cup Qualifying 11/17 19:00 - [4] Cameroon v Mauritius [4] L 3-0
COSAFA Cup 07/12 13:00 3 [2] Mauritius v Mozambique [3] L 0-1
COSAFA Cup 07/10 13:00 2 [2] Angola v Mauritius [4] W 0-1
COSAFA Cup 07/07 13:00 1 Mauritius v Lesotho L 0-2
International Match 06/18 11:30 - Mauritius v Kenya W 1-0
International Match 06/14 14:30 - Mauritius v Djibouti L 1-3
International Match 06/11 11:30 - Mauritius v Pakistan W 3-0

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 9 5 4
Wins 2 1 1
Draws 1 1 0
Losses 6 3 3
Goals for 5 3 2
Goals against 12 6 6
Clean sheets 2 1 1
Failed to score 5 3 2

The Mauritius national football team (French: Équipe de Maurice de football), nicknamed Club M and Les Dodos (The Dodos), is the national team of Mauritius. They are overseen by the Mauritius Football Association, which is a member of FIFA, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA). The head coach is Guillaume Moullec.

Their most significant achievements are qualification for the 1974 African Cup of Nations, and winning the Indian Ocean Island Games football tournament in 1985 and 2003. They have also been a finalist in this competition in 1990, 2011 and 2019.

History

Early years

Mauritius played its first competitive international game in 1947 against Réunion, which they won 2–1. For the next twenty years, they would only play Réunion and Madagascar (probably due to the proximity of the three islands to each other) in friendlies and the Indian Ocean Games Triangulaire, which existed from 1947 to 1963. Mauritius won the competition ten times over that time period, were runners-up twice, and came in third once.

1960s–1990s

Starting in 1967, Mauritius began competing against other countries, playing friendlies and entering in such competitions as the Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, though they haven't found much success. While they have never qualified for the World Cup finals, they have qualified once for the Africa Cup of Nations, in 1974, however, they were eliminated in the group stages. Mauritius did manage to win the resurrected Indian Ocean Games in 1985. In 1999, after deadly riots caused by supporters of Scouts Club (renamed as Port Louis Sporting Club) angry about a controversial penalty awarded to Fire Brigade Sports Club (now renamed as Pamplemousses SC) in the championship deciding game, which gave Fire Brigade a 1–0 win, all domestic football was suspended for 18 months, and only the national team was allowed to play. This is regarded as the point at which Mauritian football, both on the domestic and international stage, started on a downward slope.

2000s–present

Throughout the new millennium, the national team's performances progressively declined. From a high of the 116th place in the FIFA rankings in 2000, they tumbled down to an all-time low of the 195th place in the summer of 2011.

A peak was reached in 2003, when Mauritius convincingly won the 2003 Indian Ocean Island Games, on home soil, under head coach Akbar Patel. They followed up with a 3-1 home win over Uganda in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualification (CAF) first round in November 2003, although Uganda progressed on aggregate. Mauritius then reached the quarterfinals of the 2004 COSAFA Cup, beating South Africa 2–0 in January 2004. Mauritius eventually lost out 3–1 to the tournament's favorites Zambia. In the next few years, the team would go through a slump in performance, suffering their biggest defeats in the process and recording few official wins. Mauritius have also cycled through many head coaches, especially since the new millennium, but none have had true success.

During the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, Les Dodos achieved their best results in a decade, defeating both Mozambique and Rwanda. However, they were unable to build on these wins, losing to Comoros and then São Tomé and Príncipe in the preliminary round of the next two editions. In the 2023 AFCoN qualifiers, Mauritius faced São Tomé again in the preliminary round and lost 1–0 in the first leg and drew 3–3 at home, failing to progress. Following the result, CAF ruled that one of the São Tomé players was not eligible, awarding Mauritius a 3–0 victory and sending them into the group stages for the first time since 2017. However, this decision was reversed, following an appeal by São Tomé.

In 2023, Mauritius recorded impressive wins vs Kenya (1-0), who were in the FIFA rankings' top 100, and Angola (1-0; 0-0). However, in the 2025 AFCoN qualifiers, Mauritius lost to Chad in the preliminary round, marking four consecutive unsuccessful attempts to reach the group stage of the qualification round.

The Mauritius national soccer team, known simply as "Mauritius," represents the island nation of Mauritius in international soccer competitions. The team is governed by the Mauritius Football Association and has a rich history dating back to its formation in 1947.

Mauritius has participated in various regional and international tournaments, including the Indian Ocean Island Games and the African Cup of Nations qualifiers. The team's colors are red and blue, and they are known for their passionate and skillful style of play.

Over the years, Mauritius has produced talented players who have gone on to play professionally in leagues around the world. The team has a dedicated fan base that supports them both at home and abroad.

Despite facing challenges in terms of resources and infrastructure, Mauritius continues to strive for success on the international stage. With a strong sense of national pride and determination, the Mauritius soccer team continues to represent their country with honor and distinction.