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Fiorentina and Cagliari retire number 13 in honour of Astori

Serie A

Fiorentina and Cagliari retire number 13 in honour of Astori

Fiorentina and Cagliari retire number 13 in honour of Astori

The Italy defender died last week of a heart attack and captained both clubs, playing for Cagliari between 2008 and 2014 before joining La Viola.

Fiorentina and Cagliari have both announced they will retire the number 13 jersey of their late captain Davide Astori.

Astori, 31, was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday ahead of Fiorentina's scheduled match at Udinese.

With an official autopsy report yet to be released, the precise cause of the defender's death remains unclear, but Udine's public prosecutor has suggested cardiac arrest was the most likely reason.

Tributes have flowed from across football and beyond for the popular Italy international and Fiorentina and Cagliari confirmed Astori's number would not be worn by any other player in future as a mark of respect.

Astori represented Cagliari between 2008 and 2014 before two season-long loan spells away signalled his eventual departure in 2016, and the Sardinian club will similarly take their number 13 jersey out of circulation.

Astori's funeral will be held on Thursday at Florence's Basilica di Santa Croce.

Serie A

Table PTS W D L
9Torino 36 8 12 6
10Fiorentina 35 9 8 9
11Udinese 33 10 3 13
Full standing
Next matches
Fiorentina - Benevento D-11/03 12:30
Torino - Fiorentina D-18/03 15:00
Fiorentina - Crotone S-31/03 15:00
Fixtures

*Update 6 de marzo de 2018

Serie A

Table PTS W D L
14Chievo 25 6 7 13
15Cagliari 25 7 4 15
16Sassuolo 23 6 5 15
Full standing
Next matches
Cagliari - Lazio D-11/03 15:00
Benevento - Cagliari D-18/03 15:00
Cagliari - Torino S-31/03 18:00
Fixtures

*Update 6 de marzo de 2018

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