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Real Madrid players hold minute's silence for Zinedine Zidane's brother

Real Madrid confirm that head coach Zinedine Zidane has returned home from the club's pre-season training camp in Canada following the death of his brother.

Real Madrid's players came together to hold a minute's silence for the brother of head coach Zinedine Zidane, who has died at the age of 54.

Zidane departed Los Blancos' training camp in Canada earlier this week for personal reasons.

It has now transpired that the Frenchman returned home to be close to his family following the death of sibling Farid.

Farid had been battling cancer and succumbed to the disease this week.

A statement on Madrid's official Twitter page read: "All members of the Real Madrid first-team squad held a minute's silence ahead of training in Montreal following the passing of Farid Zidane, the brother of our coach, Zinedine Zidane."


Zidane's son Luca, who joined Racing Santander on loan earlier this week, also requested to be given time off.

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