Monday, June 23, 2014

Brothers Yaya and Kolo Toure have decided to remain in the World Cup following the death of their brother.

Brothers in arms: Yaya (CL) and Kolo Toure (CR) will stay at the World Cup following the death of their brother

Ivorian players and brothers Yaya and Kolo Toure have decided to remain in the World Cup following the death of their younger brother last week.

Brothers Yaya and Kolo Toure have made the painful decision to remain with the Ivory Coast squad in Brazil following the unexpected death of their younger brother.
The 28-year-old player who was with Lebanon-based Al-Safa passed on in Manchester on Tuesday. Ibrahim Toure had been suffering from cancer.

Ibrahim Toure

The younger brother of the Manchester City midfielder and Liverpool defender died on the same day Ivory Coast played out their 2-1 defeat to Colombia in World Cup Group C.

A team's spokesman confirmed that the brothers have decided to stay at the World Cup where they will take on Russia in the hopes of solidifying their advancement to the second rounds of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

May his soul rest in peace, praying for the entire Toure family in this very hard time.