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FIFA-boss-Sepp-BlatterFIFA president Sepp Blatter has sent his condolences to Ivory Coast duo Yaya and Kolo Toure following the death of their brother Ibrahim.

It was announced on Friday that Ibrahim Toure, who was also a professional footballer, had passed away in Manchester at the age of 28.


Both midfielder Yaya and defender Kolo are expected to stay with the Ivory Coast team at the World Cup in Brazil.

Yaya’s club side Manchester City have been among those to pay tribute to Ibrahim, and Blatter has now expressed his sympathy to the Toure brothers and the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF).

In an open letter to FIF president Augustin Sidy Diallo, Blatter wrote: “It is with great sadness that I learned of the sad news of the sudden death of Ibrahim Toure, the younger brother of Yaya and Kolo Toure, your players engaged in the finals of the World Cup, here in Brazil.

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  • This young player just pass away,is a painfull thing but may his soul rest in peace —the family of Ibrahim and colo and yaya toure should bear for the loss of there son—–make his soul rest in perfet peace———Amen