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Toure brothers staying with Ivory Coast after family death

Yaya and Kolo Toure will stay with the Ivory Coast World Cup side following the death of their younger brother, the team said Saturday.

Younger brother Ibrahim, 28, died Thursday

Yaya Toure, pictured, and brother Kolo will stay with the Ivory Coast World Cup side following the death of their younger brother, the team said Saturday. (Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Yaya and Kolo Toure will stay with the Ivory Coast World Cup side following the death of their younger brother, the team said Saturday. 

"The Toure brothers, Kolo and Yaya, have decided to stay with the team. They are not leaving Brazil," a team spokesman told the Press Association.
 
Ibrahim Toure, 28, passed away in Britain on Thursday, and his brothers were informed of the news after their 2-1 loss to Colombia.

The Ivorian Football Federation didn’t release a cause of death but British media outlets reported that Ibrahim was receiving treatment for cancer in Manchester. 

Ibrahim was a pro soccer player as well, with Lebanon-based Al Safa.

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