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Large number of fans bid farewell to Astori

IANS  |  Florence 

Thousands of fans gathered in the Italian city of on Thursday as teammates, politicians and representatives from Italian football attended the funeral of

Astori, 31, died of in his sleep in a hotel room in the northern Italian city of on Sunday, ahead of a game against Udinese, reports

Fiorentina fans came to the funeral at the wearing purple scarves and holding flags of the club as the coffin of the late Italian international defender arrived.

Earlier this week, Fiorentina and Cagliari announced the retirement of Astori's No. 13 jersey in memory of the late

Astori joined the Milan youth academy and played for Cagliari and Roma before moving on loan to Fiorentina, later signing a long-term contract in 2016.



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 19:28 IST