Cheick Tiote’s body has been flown back to Ivory Coast where a private funeral for the Beijing Enterprises midfielder will take place.
Tiote, who was a member of the Elephants squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, collapsed and died during a training session with his Chinese club last week.
On Tuesday there was a memorial service held in the Chinese capital attended by family, friends and former team-mates.
The BBC understands that Tiote’s family wants him buried in the capital Yamoussoukro but the Ivory Coast Football Federation prefers Abidjan.
The body is being taken to the main morgue in Abidjan, the commercial capital.