The brother of Premier League and Ivory Coast duo Kolo and Yaya Toure has died at the age of 28, according to their country's FA.
Ibrahim Toure, the younger brother of Premier League-based Ivory Coast duo Yaya and Kolo Toure, has died aged 28, according to the country’s football association.
In a statement released today, the Ivory Coast Football Association said: “Kolo and Yaya Toure just heard about the death of their young brother, Toure Oyala Ibrahim. The entire Ivorian delegation want to show their support to the players."
“The football Ivory Coast federation president (FIF) and the Executive Committee 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 the 19th of June in Manchester (England)."
“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 Comitee ask Ivorians for their prayers.”
Both Ibrahim's brothers are currently in Brazil at the World Cup, with three points from their opening two matches, coming from behind to beat Japan 2-1, and yesterday losing 2-1 to Colombia.