Davide Astori, Captain of Fiorentina, Dies at the Age of 31

Italian football is in shock after Davide Astori died suddenly

FOOTBALL:  The news has created a shockwave in Italian football …

Italian football is in shock … Italian international defender Davide Astori, the 31-year-old captain of Fiorentina , died on Saturday night at a hotel in Udine, where his team had to play a match Sunday of Serie A , announced the club Fiorentina.

“Fiorentina is deeply upset to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness,” Fiorentina wrote on her Twitter account. 

Asked by AFP, a spokesman for the club explained that he could not explain the death of the player, “pending an autopsy.” Several Italian media evoke cardiac arrest during the night.

The match Udinese-Fiorentina, which was scheduled at 15:00, has been postponed indefinitely, announced the Udinese. Scheduled at 12:30, the match Genoa-Cagliari has also been postponed. The death of Astori was announced on the stadium screens and several players, so at the warm-up, left the lawn to join the locker room.

Starting his carrer at AC Milan, Astori wore shirts from Cagliari and AS Roma before joining Fiorentina in 2015. He has worn the Italian jersey 14 times. He had a four-year-old daughter.

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