Tensions were running high during a recent international friendly between France and Germany in preparation for the upcoming Olympics. The game took place at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, where things took a heated turn.

With just a little over two minutes remaining in the second quarter and France leading 41-23, Dennis Schröder, who is also a player for the Brooklyn Nets, was fouled by Evan Fournier, a free agent who played for the Knicks and Pistons last season. Schröder did not take kindly to the foul and confronted Fournier, leading to a physical altercation between the two players. Fournier ended up putting his hands around Schröder’s throat, resulting in his ejection from the game.

Both France and Germany are part of Group B for the Olympics, along with Japan and the winner of an upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament. The teams are set to face each other on August 2 in the Olympic basketball competition, where tensions from this recent incident may still linger.

Germany’s roster includes players like Franz and Moritz Wagner from the Orlando Magic, as well as Daniel Theis from the LA Clippers. On the other hand, France boasts a talented lineup with players like reigning Rookie of the Year Victor Wembanyama and Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert.

The Olympic basketball tournament is set to kick off on July 27, with the men’s gold medal game scheduled for August 10. Fans can stay updated on the latest sports news and coverage through Fox News Digital’s sports section and by subscribing to the Fox News Sports Huddle newsletter.