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Davide Astori death: Prosecutors open investigation

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Astori was capped 14 times by Italy and was Fiorentina captain

Prosecutors have opened a routine investigation into the death of Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori.

The defender died on Sunday at the age of 31 following a “sudden illness”.

Udine chief prosecutor Antonio De Nicolo said he had opened a “culpable homicide” inquiry – a routine move before an autopsy in Italy.

“It permits us to individualise responsibility if there is any,” he said.

“An inquiry has been opened for culpable homicide against persons unknown.

“It is a duty to ascertain if the death of Astori came about through tragic fatality or if someone could have foreseen something.

“At this moment no one has responsibility for anything.”

Fiorentina say