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Fiorentina captain and Italian international, Davide Astori has died in his sleep at his hotel room ahead of his team’s match against Udinese previously scheduled for today.
However, all matches in Italy have been postponed after a request by head of Italian Players Association, Damiano Tommasi for games to be shifted in honour of Astori.
There is a lot of shock in the football community as Astori was reputed to be super-fit. Football authorities will be following closely on what the autopsy says on this sudden death of a footballer at the top level.
There might be more stringent medical checks on professional footballers to reduce the rate of sudden death in the sport.
Davide Astori was 31 years old.