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Fiorentina create trust fund for Astori's daughter

AFP  |  Rome 

Fiorentina have created a trust fund to help support the daughter of late Davide Astori, the Italian club said on Saturday.

The international and Fiorentina defender was found dead in his hotel room in the north-eastern city of on March 4 ahead of a match against Udinese.

He left behind his parents, girlfriend and their two-year-old daughter

"The idea of the trust is to contribute to the economic security of little and will be managed by the family and her mother Francesca," the club said.

"With this gesture we hope that we will display in the name of the team and the fans the love and respect we all hold towards Davide."

On Sunday, Fiorentina play their final home game of the season against Cagliari, a team where began his professional career and played for six seasons.

Players from the Sardinian team on Saturday paid tribute to by placing flowers outside the Artemio Franchi Stadium, where hundreds of scarves, banners and drawings pay tribute to the former international.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 10:01 IST