David Astrophoto: Matthew Childs / Reuters
Italy defender and captain Fiorentina Davide Astori died from cardiac arrest “by natural causes”. On Sunday, 4 March, told Football Italia the Prosecutor of Udine, Antonio De Nicola.
“It is strange that it happened to a professional athlete, whose health is continuously monitored, and physical examinations did not reveal any symptoms,” he said.
31-year-old man was found dead in his hotel room in Udine on Sunday morning. He came to Breakfast and didn’t answer the phone, so the team was worried. It was previously established that he died in his sleep.
The match of the 27th round of the championship of Italy between Fiorentina and Udinese was cancelled. The remaining games were postponed.
For the Italian national team Astori has played 14 matches and scored one goal. In the current season as part of the Fiorentina player has played 27 matches and scored one goal. In 2012 the defender was close to transition in Moscow “Spartak”, but at the last moment the transfer has failed.
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