Badara Diatta has been an international referee since 1999. His list of matches is long. There was the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2008, 2010 and 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, at the last one he took charge of the final.
His first big international tournament was the African Youth tournament in Abuja (Nigeria) in October 2003.
Diatta was selected for the African Cup in Egypt 2006. He was banned for a year by CAN in 2007, but strangely enough selected within the year for the African Cup in Ghana 2008. Again in 2008 he got elected for the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Badara Diatta was on the 54 member shortlist of candidates for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but not on the definite list. Though he was selected for CAN 2010 in Angola and CAN 2012 Gabon..
He is on the list of 52 for the 2014 World Cup. Maybe this time...