Friday March 23 2018
Italy to pay Astori tribute

Italy will take to the pitch with a special message for Davide Astori embossed on their shirts, when they face Argentina tonight.

The Fiorentina captain passed away suddenly earlier this month at the age of just 31, drawing tributes from across the world of football.

The centre-back played 14 times for the Azzurri during his career, and this is the Nazionale’s first match since his death.

Astori’s number 13 shirt hasn’t been assigned in the current squad, and the Italy players will also wear a tribute to him tonight.

The Azzurri shirts will be embossed with “Davide, always with us” and the number 13, as they take on Argentina at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester tonight.