For their second final phase of the World Cup, after that of 2010, the Malians suffered the law of Australia, Friday, September 23. Already beaten by Japan on Thursday, they lost heavily against the Australians, unleashed at home and vindictive after their defeat against France. Mali comes out with a stinging loss, 58-118. This is the most prolific score and the biggest gap so far in this World Cup. Seven Australians scored more than 10 points, with Ezi Magbegor winning 15 points, tied with Mali’s Djeneba Ndiaye. Mali’s next meeting is set for Sunday, September 25 against the French, bronze medalists of the last Olympic Games and reigning European vice-champions.