Why Zidane left Real training camp in Montreal

Saturday July 13 2019

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane shouts from the sideline during their Spanish league match against RC Celta de Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 16, 2019. PHOTO | GABRIEL BOUYS |

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane shouts from the sideline during their Spanish league match against RC Celta de Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 16, 2019. PHOTO | GABRIEL BOUYS |  AFP

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MONTREAL, CANADA

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.

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.

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