Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast was told of his brother's death after Ivory Coast lost 2-1 to Colombia Getty

Ivory Coast stars Yaya and Kolo Toure learned of the death of their younger brother hours after their team lost 2-1 to Columbia at the World Cup.

Ibrahim Toure died away on Thursday in Manchester, aged 28, after a reported battle with cancer.

He played as a striker for ASEC Mimosas, Metalurh Donetsk, OGC Nice, Al-Ittihad Aleppo, Misr Lel Makasa, Telephonat Beni Sweif and Al-Safa SC, but, unlike his esteemed brothers, did not represent Ivory Coast at international level.

The Ivorian FA said: "The entire Ivorian delegation want to show their support to the players.

"In such a sad situation, the Ivory Coast team and the entire delegation here in Brazil, show their support to the Toure brothers and their family.

"The president of Football Ivory Coast Federation and the Executive Committee ask Ivorians for their prayers."

Manchester City and Liverpool, whom Yaya and Kolo respectively play for, have Tweeted their condolences to the family:

The Elephants, who won their first match 2-1 against Japan, will play their final Group C match against Greece on Tuesday.