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Sport Manslaughter investigation opened into Astori’s death

15:50  05 march  2018
15:50  05 march  2018 Source:   msn.com

Fiorentina captain Davide Astori dies aged 31

  Fiorentina captain Davide Astori dies aged 31 The Italy international had been capped 14 times by his country and was a vital member of the Viola's squadThe 31-year-old centre-back had been capped 14 times by Italy and had enjoyed a professional career spanning 12 years.

An investigation has been opened into the possibility that Fiorentina captain Davide Astori was the victim of manslaughter .

Italian authorities have confirmed that they have opened manslaughter proceedings into the death of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori . Police are now set to investigate the death , it has been confirmed.

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Italian authorities have confirmed that they have opened manslaughter proceedings into the death of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori.

The 31-year-old Italy international centre-back died on the night of Saturday into Sunday, on the eve of his team’s Serie A trip to Udinese, which was subsequently postponed.

Police are now set to investigate the death, it has been confirmed.

“We have opened criminal proceedings over the hypothesis of manslaughter,” Antonio de Nicolo, Udine chief prosecutor, told Radio Rai.

“For now, it’s been brought against unknown persons. We’ve arranged an autopsy, which will be performed soon.”

Astori cause of death remains unclear - Fiorentina offer update on captain's passing

  Astori cause of death remains unclear - Fiorentina offer update on captain's passing An autopsy will be carried out to determine how the 31-year-old died, his grief-stricken club have announcedTributes have flowed in for the 31-year-old defender following the club's announcement that he had passed away.

In order to establish the cause of the 31-year-old' s passing, authorities in Udine have been obliged to look into the matter.

An official investigation into the death of Fiorentina Captain Davide Astori has been confirmed, leading to a potential manslaughter case. We have opened criminal proceedings over the hypothesis of manslaughter .

Under Italian law, the only way an autopsy could take place on Astori in order to discover the cause of death was to open such a case.

As such, there is currently no suggestion of foul play involved in the passing of the former AC Milan youth player, who subsequently starred at the likes of Cagliari and Roma before moving to Fiorentina.

The footballing world united in grief on Sunday at the player’s passing, with the entire card of Serie A matches postponed as a mark of respect.

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Astori 'tragedy' weighs on Italy as rebuilding process opens .
Already at a historic low point following a failed World Cup qualification, Italy's rebuilding effort begins this week with the team in mourning following the death of defender Davide Astori. Interim coach Luigi Di Biagio will guide the team in friendlies against Argentina on Friday and England four days later."Something is missing. I can feel it even though I didn't know Davide like a lot of the players did," Biagio said Monday as the Azzurri opened their training camp at the Coverciano complex in Florence.Earlier this month, thousands of fans lined up to bid Astori goodbye when his body lied on view in Coverciano.

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