Football fans hang scarves and hommages to late Fiorentina's captain Davide Astori on the fence of Fiorentina's stadium, on March 4, 2018 in Florence. (AFP / Claudio GIOVANNINI)
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Italy international defender Davide Astori died in his hotel room during the night of Saturday to Sunday, his club Fiorentina said Sunday.The early kick off between Genoa and Cagliari, one of Astori's former clubs, was abandoned when players learned the news while warming up on the pitch.Astori began his career at AC Milan, also playing for Cagliari and Roma before joining Fiorentina in 2015 .Gianluigi Buffon, the Juventus captain, called Astori "a great man".Former Italy manager Antonio Conte, now in charge of Chelsea, was visibly upset as he paid tribute to Astori ahead of the Blues' match with Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday.Radja Nainggolan, a Belgian international who played with Astori at two clubs, posted a photo of the two of them joyously celebrating a goal at Cagliari.
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