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Zidane Left Real Madrid Pre-Season Training After The Death Of His Brother

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Zidane left the club’s pre-season training camp in Canada this week, with the club only saying it was for personal reasons. [Courtesy]

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has left the Spanish giants’ pre-season training camp in Montreal after the death of his brother, the club have said.

Zidane returned home on Friday, with Real on Saturday revealing his brother Farid had died.

“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,” Real said in a statement.

Zinedine Zidane, the Late Farid Zidane [Courtesy]

The team’s training sessions are being taken by assistant coach David Bettoni.

Zidane returned for a second spell as Real coach in March, having resigned after winning a third straight Champions League title in 2018.

The Madrid squad and staff held a minute of silence for the brother of manager Zinedine Zidane. [Courtesy]

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