Ibrahim Toure, younger brother of Yaya and Kolo Toure, has died suddenly at the age of just 28.
Ibrahim Toure was also a professional footballer, playing as a striker for clubs including Egypt’s Misr El-Maqasah and Lebanese side Al Safa.
Both Yaya and Kolo are currently in Brazil with the Ivory Coast national team, who have taken three points from their opening two games at the World Cup.
“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 statement read.
“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.”