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Fiorentina captain Davide Astori passes away

Fiorentina captain Davide Astori has passed away at the age of 31, the Italian club have confirmed.

Astori was staying a hotel with his team-mates ahead of their game on Sunday away at Udinese when he passed away.

Fiorentina are profoundly shaken and forced to announce that their captain Davide Astori has died," read the statement.

“For this terrible and delicate situation, and above all out of respect for his family, we appeal to the sensitivity of the media."

The match against Udinese has been postponed following the announcement of the player's death. It was later confirmed that all Serie A games were to be postponed out of respect for Astori.

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