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Fiorentina create trust fund for Astori’s daughter

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Rome (AFP) – Fiorentina have created a trust fund to help support the daughter of late captain Davide Astori, the Italian club said on Saturday.

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

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus have one hand on a seventh straight Serie A title after Napoli’s title hopes unravelled with a shock 3-0 defeat at Fiorentina.

Kalidou Koulibaly’s sending off and a hat-trick by Fiorentina’s Giovanni Simeone mean Juventus have a four-point lead on Napoli and can wrap up yet another ‘Scudetto’ next weekend.

Simeone hat-trick buries Napoli as Juventus close in on seventh title

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli’s title hopes looked in tatters on Sunday after a shock 3-0 defeat at Fiorentina, complete with an early sending-off for Kalidou Koulibaly and a hat-trick for Giovanni Simeone, edged Juventus closer to a seventh successive Serie A title.

With just three games left, Juventus have a four-point lead on closest challengers Napoli and could wrap up yet another ‘Scudetto’ next weekend.

Simeone hat-trick buries Napoli as Juventus close in on seventh heaven

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Milan (AFP) – Kalidou Koulibaly was sent off early as Napoli succumbed to a Giovanni Simeone hat-trick in a shock 3-0 defeat at Fiorentina that edged Juventus closer to a seventh successive Serie A title on Sunday.

With just three games left, Juventus have a four-point lead on closest challengers Napoli and could wrap up yet another ‘Scudetto’ next weekend.

Fiorentina rename training ground after Davide Astori

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Rome (AFP) – Serie A club Fiorentina announced that their training ground will be renamed in tribute to former captain Davide Astori, who died aged 31 earlier this month.

The Italian international died suddenly in his hotel room before a match at Udinese on March 4.

The team’s training ground will be renamed the ‘Centro Sportivo Davide Astori’.

‘Ciao Asto’ – emotional Florence farewell for Astori

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Florence (Italy) (AFP) – Thousands of mourners and the cream of Italian football gave an emotional sendoff Thursday to Fiorentina player Davide Astori, whose sudden death at the age of 31 has shocked the country.

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and his Juventus teammate Giorgio Chiellini were among those who paid their respects in Florence to the defender who captained his club and played 14 times for his country.

‘Ciao Asto’ – emotional Florence farewell for Astori

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Florence (Italy) (AFP) – Thousands of mourners and the cream of Italian football gave an emotional sendoff Thursday to Fiorentina player Davide Astori, whose sudden death at the age of 31 has shocked the country.

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and his Juventus teammate Giorgio Chiellini were among those who paid their respects in Florence to the defender who captained his club and played 14 times for his country.

Fiorentina’s Astori died of cardiac arrest, autopsy finds: reports

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Rome (AFP) – Italian footballer Davide Astori likely died from a cardiac arrest linked to the slowing of his heart rate, Italian media reported on Tuesday following the initial results of his autopsy.

The 31-year-old Fiorentina captain and Italy international was found dead in his hotel room in Udine on Sunday ahead of a scheduled Serie A match against Udinese, which was later postponed.

Fiorentina’s Astori died of cardiac arrest, autopsy finds: reports

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Rome (AFP) – Italian footballer Davide Astori likely died from a cardiac arrest linked to the slowing of his heart rate, Italian media reported on Tuesday following the initial results of his autopsy.

The 31-year-old Fiorentina captain and Italy international was found dead in his hotel room in Udine on Sunday ahead of a scheduled Serie A match against Udinese, which was later postponed.

Investigation opened into Astori death in Italy

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Rome (AFP) – A judicial inquiry had been launched following the death of 31-year-old Italian footballer Davide Astori, whose autopsy is expected to be carried out later in the day.

Italy was in shock following the sudden death of the captain of Fiorentina who played for his country 14 times.

Investigation opened into Astori death in Italy

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Rome (AFP) – A judicial inquiry had been launched following the death of 31-year-old Italian footballer Davide Astori, whose autopsy is expected to be carried out later in the day.

Italy was in shock following the sudden death of the captain of Fiorentina who played for his country 14 times.

Italy international Davide Astori dies of heart attack at 31

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Rome (AFP) – Italy international defender Davide Astori died in his hotel room during the night of Saturday to Sunday, his club Fiorentina said on Sunday.

“Fiorentina are profoundly shocked to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness,” the Serie A club said on Twitter.

Italy international footballer Davide Astori found dead

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Rome (AFP) – Italy international defender Davide Astori died in his hotel room during the night of Saturday to Sunday, his club Fiorentina said on Sunday.

“Fiorentina are profoundly shocked to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness,” the Serie A club said on Twitter.

Italy international footballer Davide Astori found dead

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Rome (AFP) – Italy international defender Davide Astori died in his hotel room during the night of Saturday to Sunday, his club Fiorentina said on Sunday.

“Fiorentina are profoundly shocked to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness,” the Serie A club said on Twitter.

Bernardeschi, Higuain put Juventus top amid VAR fiasco

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Florence (Italy) (AFP) – Federico Bernardeschi and Gonzalo Higuain scored as Juventus went top of Serie A on Friday in a 2-0 win at Fiorentina overshadowed by a video assistant referee (VAR) fiasco.

A decision to award a penalty to Fiorentina after 21 minutes when Juventus’s Giorgio Chiellini’s arm blocked a Marco Benassi cross was subsequently overturned after consultation with VAR.

Bernardeschi, Higuain put Juventus top amid VAR fiasco

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Florence (Italy) (AFP) – Federico Bernardeschi and Gonzalo Higuain scored as Juventus went top of Serie A on Friday in a 2-0 win at Fiorentina overshadowed by a video assistant referee (VAR) fiasco.

A decision to award a penalty to Fiorentina after 21 minutes when Juventus’s Giorgio Chiellini’s arm blocked a Marco Benassi cross was subsequently overturned after consultation with VAR.

Senegal’s Babacar joins Sassuolo to chase World Cup dream

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Milan (AFP) – Senegalese striker Khouma Babacar said on Thursday that he had taken the painful decision to leave Fiorentina after 11 years to pursue his dream of playing for Senegal in the World Cup.

Babacar completed a loan move from Fiorentina, a team he joined as a 13-year-old in 2008, to Serie A rivals Sassuolo with an obligation to buy at the end of the season.

French midfielder Dabo signs for Fiorentina

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Rome (AFP) – French midfielder Bryan Dabo has signed for Serie A side Fiorentina from Saint-Étienne, the Italian club said on Tuesday without giving financial details.

The 25-year-old has one cap for the French Under-21 side, and started his career at Montpellier, before a brief loan spell in England with Blackburn Rovers.

Milan’s Calhanoglu snatches point in Florence

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Milan (AFP) – Hakan Calhanoglu snatched a point for under-pressure AC Milan with a crucial 1-1 draw against Fiorentina in Tuscany on Saturday.

The Turkish midfielder equalised three minutes after Giovanni Simeone had headed in for the hosts in the 71st minute.

It was the first time this season that Milan have come from behind after conceding a goal.

Milan’s Calhanoglu snatches point in Florence

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Milan (AFP) – Hakan Calhanoglu snatched a point for under-pressure AC Milan with a crucial 1-1 draw against Fiorentina in Tuscany on Saturday.

The Turkish midfielder equalised three minutes after Giovanni Simeone had headed in for the hosts in the 71st minute.

It was the first time this season that Milan have come from behind after conceding a goal.

Super sub Babacar rescues Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Senegalese striker Khouma Babacar came on as a late substitute to score the only goal as Fiorentina moved closer to European action with a 1-0 win at Cagliari on Friday.

The Tuscany side had been frustrated in Sardinia before Babacar came on after 70 minutes and picked up a Federico Chiesa cross with eight minutes to go.

Super sub Babacar rescues Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Senegalese striker Khouma Babacar came on as a late substitute to score the only goal as Fiorentina moved closer to European action with a 1-0 win at Cagliari on Friday.

The Tuscany side had been frustrated in Sardinia before Babacar came on after 70 minutes and picked up a Federico Chiesa cross with eight minutes to go.

Serie A top four all draw goalless blanks

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Milan (AFP) – It’s as you were at the top of Serie A after the top four all played out goalless draws this weekend, leaving unbeaten Inter Milan still leading the pack.

Napoli stay second on 39 points after their stalemate with Fiorentina on Sunday, one point behind Inter, who drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Juventus on Saturday night.

Serie A top four all draw goalless blanks

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Milan (AFP) – It’s as you were at the top of Serie A after the top four all played out goalless draws this weekend, leaving unbeaten Inter Milan still leading the pack.

Napoli stay second on 39 points after their stalemate with Fiorentina on Sunday, one point behind Inter, who drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Juventus on Saturday night.

Napoli miss out on top spot with Fiorentina draw

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli missed out on the chance to reclaim top spot in Serie A after drawing 0-0 with Fiorentina on Sunday.

Napoli stayed second on 39 points, one behind unbeaten leaders Inter Milan, who drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Juventus on Saturday night, after a below-par performance that did not live up to their reputation as Serie A’s most attractive side.

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Where to find Fiorentina vs. Napoli on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Fiorentina vs. Napoli, you’ve come to the right place.

The passion and excitement for Napoli’s chance to win the Serie A title is taking the world by storm. Can they defeat Fiorentina on Sunday to gain the competitive edge against Juventus?

Where to find Fiorentina vs. Napoli on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Fiorentina vs. Napoli, you’ve come to the right place.

The passion and excitement for Napoli’s chance to win the Serie A title is taking the world by storm. Can they defeat Fiorentina on Sunday to gain the competitive edge against Juventus?

Chelsea and Liverpool target will cost £44 million, manager says deal could happen

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Fiorentina are demanding £44 million for Chelsea and Liverpool target Federico Chiesa.

The 20-year-old has been attracting plenty of interest this season and Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport has claimed a deal could be struck, but only if the asking price is met.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Napoli are also said to be interested in Chiesa who has scored six goals in 32 league appearances this term.

Ciao Capitano: Fiorentina Match Halted On 13 Minutes As Entire Stadium Pays Tribute To Davide Astori (Photos & Video)

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In their first outing since the tragic death of their club captain, Fiorentina used Sunday's Serie A game against Benevento to pay mass tribute to the late Davide Astori.

The entire day was dedicated to Astori's memory, with all the mascots wearing the defender's now-retired No.

Nice Touch: Fiorentina And Cagliari Jointly Retire Davide Astori’s Shirt Number In Tribute To Late Defender

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Fiorentina have announced that they have retired Davide Astori's shirt number as a mark of respect after their captain passed away suddenly over the weekend at the tragically young age of 31.

Astori thus becomes the first Viola player to ever receive the honour in the club's 91-year history.

Lazio matata al 93′, poker della Roma al San Paolo contro il Napoli

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Tragic: Fiorentina Captain Davide Astori Found Dead, Aged 31, After Suffering ‘Sudden Illness’ At Team Hotel

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Fiorentina have confirmed the awful news this morning that their captain, Davide Astori, has passed away at the tragically young age of 31.

The club announced that Astori was found dead in his room at the team hotel ahead of La Viola's Serie A match against Udinese on Sunday.

Spurs eyeing highly rated PSG target, Levy will have to pay over £50m for winger

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Tottenham have been linked with a move for the highly talented Serie A winger Federico Chiesa.

The 20-year-old has been very impressive for Fiorentina this season and the likes of Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Roma and PSG are keeping tabs on him as well.

Chiesa is valued at around €60 million (£52.

Pies’ 2017 Christmas Football Gift Guide, No.5: Official Fiorentina Dishwasher Stickers

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It's that time of year again, when Pies offer you all a timely assist with the oft-perilous task of purchasing Christmas presents for that football-obsessed maniac in your life.

For the Calcioholic who has everything, why not delve into the Fiorentina club store and pick up a vinyl sticker that instantly transforms your dishwasher into a artistic silhouetted rendering of the Florence skyline?

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Tuesday Kickoff: Fiorentina to retire Astori's number, Serie A rescheduled and more

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The fallout from Davide Astori's tragic death continues in Italy.

Fiorentina will retire Davide Astori's No. 13 jersey following the defender's death over the weekend. (REPORT)

All Serie A fixtures postponed in the wake of Astori's deathhave been rescheduled for April 3 and 4. (REPORT)

N'Golo Kante reportedly fainted during a Chelsea training session ahead of the club's clash with Manchester City over the weekend, but was cleared to play by doctors.

Monday Kickoff: Davide Astori, Arsene Wenger and more

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It was a tragic weekend with the passing of Davide Astori, whose passing from an apparent heart attack sent shockwaves throughout the soccer landscape.

In the aftermath of Davide Astori's death, Fiorentinapresident Andrea Della Valle says the defender was set to sign a new contract with the club.

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Report: Wolves plot ambitious move for 25-year-old defender

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According to reports from Italian publication, Tutto Mercato Web, Wolverhampton Wanderers are showing keen interest in Fiorentina right-back Bruno Gaspar.

Wolves have secured promotion to the Premier League and Nuno Espirito Santo will be already chalking out plans to improve his squad in the summer transfer window.

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus have one hand on a seventh straight Serie A title after Napoli’s title hopes unravelled with a shock 3-0 defeat at Fiorentina.

Kalidou Koulibaly’s sending off and a hat-trick by Fiorentina’s Giovanni Simeone mean Juventus have a four-point lead on Napoli and can wrap up yet another ‘Scudetto’ next weekend.

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