Sad news as it has emerged that the younger brother of Kolo and Yaya Toure has died at the age of 28 from cancer. Ibrahim Toure who was also a professional footballer died following a 'short' battle with the illness.
The Toure brothers are currently in Brazil representing The Ivory Coast; they learned of the tragic news on Thursday and are set to face Greece in their final group game on Tuesday.
The Ivorian FA have released a statement underlining their support for the brothers..
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 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 committee ask Ivorians for their prayers.