Premier League pair Yaya and Kolo Toure lose their younger brother following cancer battle.
The Ivorian Football Federation has announced the death of 28-year-old footballer Ibrahim Toure.
Ibrahim, the brother of Liverpool defender Kolo, 33, and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, passed away in Manchester on Thursday evening.
No reason was given for the death, but Ibrahim had been battling cancer.
Ibrahim played as a striker for ASEC Mimosas, Metalurh Donetsk, OGC Nice, Al-Ittihad Aleppo, Misr Lel Makasa and Telephonat Beni Sweif during his football career. His most recent club was Lebanese side Al Safa.
Ivory Coast FA confirms the younger brother of Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure has died. Ibrahim Toure passed away yesterday in Manchester, UK
— BBC Africa (@BBCAfrica) June 20, 2014
Ibrahim’s death came just hours after the Ivory Coast lost 2-1 to Colombia at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Yaya played the full 90 minutes in that match, while Kolo was an unused substitute.