SAMBA Diakite has been called-up by Mali for their 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier later this month.
Diakite, who returned in February from the Africa Cup of Nations, will represent his country against Rwanda.
Mali travel to Kigali for the match on Saturday, 23rd March in their Group H clash.
Following their semi-final finish in AFCON, Mali currently sit in third spot in their Confederation of African Football (CAF) group.
The winners of the ten qualification groups will progress to round three of qualifying, with five teams earning the right to represent the African region in Brazil next year.