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Sydney, Australia- International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced on Tuesday that it will be launching an investigation following a fist fight involving two Malian players that transpired on Monday.

The incident between Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou took place on Monday after Mali’s fourth-straight Group B defeat (81 – 68) at the ongoing Women’s World Cup against Serbia.

In the video footage which has been widely circulated on social media, Kourouma can be seen throwing punches at Dabou before other Mali players intervene to try and separate the two players.

“FIBA acknowledged today that there was an altercation between Mali players in the mixed zone following the Group B game Serbia-Mali at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022,” read a statement from FIBA.

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However, both players have since given out a public apology at a presser for the incident, which has left many basketball revellers gobsmacked.

“We are here to apologize for the images that were going on social media. It was not our intention and we were frustrated because of the loss. We are here to apologize to the world of basketball (and the) FIBA World Cup,” said Kourouma.

Meanwhile, the United States on Tuesday broke their team record for consecutive wins at the World Cup.

The US women beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-59 making it their 27th victory since the 2006 semifinals against Russia.

Moreso, the US was coming off a record rout of South Korea in which the team broke the World Cup record for points with 145.

The US has won 26 in a row from 1994 to 2006 leading up to that game but the Soviet Union holds the World Cup record with 56 straight wins from 1959 to 1986. Nevertheless, the US hasn’t lost a game prior to the semifinals since 1983.

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