Philippines and Australian basketball players clashed during their FIBA World Cup qualifying basketball game.
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Thirteen players and two Filipino basketball coaches have been suspended for their role in a mass brawl during a World Cup qualifier between the Philippines and Australia earlier this month, the sport's governing body had announced Thursday.The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) also said it would fine the national Philippines basketball organization 250,000 Swiss francs ($250,000) and the Australians 100,000 Swiss francs for unsportsmanlike conduct.The game eventually resumed but had to be halted for good once the hosts were left with just one player on court as Australia won the contest 89-53 .Among the home team's officials, assistant coach Joseph Uichico was suspended for three games, while head coach Vincent "Chot" Reyes will miss one game and had also been fined for inciting unsportsmanlike conduct.
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