Mali’s Kourouma and Dabou fight back after losing to Serbia

Two members of Mali’s women’s basketball team faced off on Monday after their last defeat in what so far has been a winless appearance at the Women’s World Cup.

The brief scuffle filmed took place in the post-match media area after the team were beaten 81-68 by Serbia, video posted online and social media broadcasts.

One player even tried to connect on some hay before other teammates rushed in to break up the ugly situation, according to footage captured by Serbian media during an interview with a player.

FIBA, the international basketball governing body, has opened an investigation into the incident between ballerinas Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou.

Two players from the Mali team come to blows in the press area of ​​the Women's Basketball World Cup in Sydney.
The brawl happened in the post-match media area after Mali lost.
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Both players are averaging less than 10 points per game, with the sad Mali side losing each of their four games by an average of 30 points.

Earlier in the tournament, Mali lost by 60 points against Australia.

Two players from the Mali team come to blows in the press area of ​​the Women's Basketball World Cup in Sydney.
FIBA has opened an investigation into the brawl.
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Originally, the African country did not even have the opportunity to compete on the world stage, but was a late entry to replace Nigeria, which had administrative problems.

Mali ends its tournament on Tuesday against Canada.

If they win, it would be the first World Cup victory for the country since 2010, when the team went 1-4.

With post wires

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