Ivory Coast internationals Kolo and Yaya Toure are mourning the death of their brother Ibrahim.
It has been confirmed on Friday that Ibrahim Toure, who himself was a professional footballer, has passed away aged just 28.
“Kolo and Yaya Toure just heard about the death of their young brother, Toure Oyala Ibrahim,” a statement on the Ivorian Football Federation’s website reads.
“The entire Ivorian delegation wants to show their support to the players.
“The Ivory Coast FA President and the executive committee have announced to the entire family of Ivorian football the death of Toure Oyala Ibrahim, the younger brother of Toure Kolo Abib and Toure Yaya Gnegneri, which happened on June 19 in Manchester.
“In such a sad situation, the players from the Ivory Coast national team and the entire delegation here in Brazil, show their support to the Toure brothers and their whole family.
“The president of Football Ivory Coast Federation and the executive committee ask Ivorians for their prayers.”