On Friday morning, Zinedine Zidane had to depart from the Montreal training camp and return to Spain for personal reasons. In a statement released by the club, we now understand that Farid Zidane (54) has passed away. Club statement below:
“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.”
David Bettoni, Zidane’s second in command, has been running the sessions in his absence.
Our thoughts are with the Zidane family during this difficult time, may Farid Rest In Peace.