In the middle of being interviewed by the media, screams were heard.

A Mali player suddenly attacked a teammate and the whole thing was caught on film.

It was Salimatou Kourouma who gave up on his 17-year-old fellow player Kamite Elisabeth Dabou, writes the French site 20 minutes.

When the footage spread on Twitter, a leader of Mali's national team came out and was remorseful.

“I want to make it clear that this is certainly not the image we wanted to convey.

The players deeply regret their behavior," writes Touty Gandega.

Mali has one game left to play at the World Cup.

Tomorrow they face Canada.

The international basketball federation Fiba has not yet announced whether Mali will be punished for what happened.

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