Thursday March 8 2018
Calcio says goodbye to Astori

The world of Italian football is coming together to pay their final respects to Fiorentina captain Davide Astori.

The 31-year-old was found dead on Sunday, shocking the football world and leading to the postponement of that day’s Serie A fixtures.

Today the defender’s funeral will be held in Florence, with players, Coaches and directors from across Italian football to pay their final respects.

In addition thousands of fans are gathering in the Piazza outside, while many more will pay their tributes when the hearse travels past the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

No fans will be allowed in to the Basilica di Santa Croce, while media will be allowed only in Piazza Santa Croce and Via Antonio Magliabechi.

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