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Fiorentina, Cagliari retire Davide Astori's shirt number - FCNaija

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 06/03/2018

UEFA to honour Fiorentina captain Davide Astori - FCNaijaFiorentina and Cagliari have made the joint-decision to retire former player Davide Astori's number 13 shirt in tribute to the late defender.

The 31-year-old died suddenly at the weekend ahead of La Viola's meeting with Udinese, leading to mass tributes from the footballing world.

Serie A outfits Fiorentina and Cagliari have now announced that Astori's shirt number of choice will remain vacant on a permanent basis.

All seven games due to take place in the Italian top flight on Sunday were postponed as news filtered through of the Italy international's death.

Fiorentina have reportedly been forced to deny that they have extended Astori's contract, however, which has been put down to a cruel hoax.

Champions League encounter will remember the centre back with one minute's silence throughout all centres