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England and Italy to honour memory of Davide Astori

England and Italy will honour the memory of Davide Astori when they meet in this month's friendly.

On Sunday morning, Fiorentina captain Davide Astori passed away in his sleep at the team hotel.

He had 14 senior caps for Italy and one goal, scored against Brazil, so was expected to be in the Azzurri squad facing England and Argentina in upcoming friendlies.

“All of us at the FA are truly saddened by the news of Davide Astori's death. Our condolences are with his family and all who knew him," wrote the England Football Association on Twitter.

“We plan to honour Davide when we host the Azzurri at Wembley Stadium later this month."

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