Found June 20, 2014 on Universal Takeover Sports Network:
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BRAZIL — Ibrahim Toure, the youngest brother of Manchester City midfielder Yaya and Liverpool defender Kolo, has passed away at the age of 28, just hours after Ivory Coast’s 2-1 loss to Colombia at the World Cup. Yaya and Kolo are both currently with Ivory Coast in Brazil and were given the tragic news on Thursday. Ibrahim, who was also a professional footballer, playing for Egypt’s Misr lel Makasa and most recently Lebanese side Al Safa, reportedly died following a short battle with cancer. The Ivory Coast FA released a statement which read: “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 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.” Manchester City released a statement expressing their condolences while also revealing the closeness of the brothers relationship. “The thoughts of everyone at Manchester City FC are with Yaya and Kolo Toure following the death of their younger brother Ibrahim,” City’s statement read. “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.” The cause of death has not been confirmed. Follow me on Twitter: @SamDFriedman Image Credit: The Shin

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