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Ivorian FA 'show their support' for the Toure brothers

The Ivorian Football Association have released a statement on the passing of Ibrahim Toure, brother of footballers Kolo and Yaya Toure.

Kolo and Yaya Toure just heard about the death of their young brother, Toure Oyala Ibrahim.

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.

– Ivorian FA

FIFA president "saddened" over Toure brother death

FIFA president Sepp Blatter shared his sympathy on Twitter following the death of Yaya and Kolo Toure's brother, Ibrahim:


Man City: Ibrahim was a regular visitor to Carrington

Manchester City FC have released a statement following the death of Yaya Toure's brother Ibrahim:

The thoughts of everyone at Manchester City FC are with Yaya and Kolo Toure following the death of their younger brother Ibrahim.Ibrahim was a regular visitor to Carrington and was a popular figure among the staff and players and was extremely close to his two older brothers.

The Ivorian Football Federation announced that Ibrahim passed away on Thursday, 19 June in Manchester and the thoughts of everyone connected with City are with the Toure family at this most difficult time.

– Manchester City Football Club

Clubs tweet sympathies over Toure brother death

Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC have tweeted their sympathies to their players Yaya and Kolo Toure over the death of their brother Ibrahim.

Manchester City captain tweets condolences to Toure family

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has tweeted his condolence to the family of Yaya and Koule Toure, after their brother, Ibrahim, died.

The Ivory Coast Football Association released a statement saying the 28-year-old had died in Manchester. It's being reported Ibrahim Toure had been battling cancer, and was being treated in the North West.

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Kompany 'saddened' by death of Yaya Toure's brother

Yaya Toure's Manchester City teammate Vincent Kompany said he was "saddened" by the news of Ibrahim Toure's death.


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Ibrahim Toure 'died after battle with cancer'

Ibrahim Toure, the younger brother of footballers Kolo and Yaya Toure, passed away following a battle with cancer, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The paper reports that Toure, 28, was being treated at the Christie in Manchester that describes itself as "one of Europe's leading cancer centres".

The Ivory Coast's Football Association has confirmed that Toure, who played for Lebanese side Al-Safa, had passed away on Thursday.

Confusion over Toure's Man City future

Yaya Toure has caused confusion over his future at Manchester City, by first dismissing reports he might leave the club, but then endorsing the comments made by his agent.

Earlier, Toure brushed off claims he might leave the Etihad because the club "didn't care" about him.

The midfielder made a joke about the club not acknowledging his birthday, and said to fans: "judge my commitment... by my performances".

Toure then, however, tweeted support for the statements his agent made, including there being a "big possibility" he could leave the club.

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