Ivory Coast stars Yaya and Kolo Toure have been informed of the death of their younger brother, Ibrahim Toure.
BBC reports that footballers were informed of the demise of their younger brother at the ongoing 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
It was gathered that Ibrahim passed away on Thursday, 19 June, 2014 in Manchester, aged 28.
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."
It added: "The president of Football Ivory Coast Federation and the Executive Committee ask Ivorians for their prayers."
* Kolo and Yaya Toure
The late Ibrahim played as a striker throughout his career, most recently with Lebanese team Al-Safa SC.
Yaya and Kolo were given the news of Ibrahim's death only hours after the team lost their second World Cup match 2-1 to Colombia on Thursday.
The Elephants, who won their first match 2-1 against Japan, will complete their Group C fixtures against Greece on Tuesday.