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Serie A fixtures postponed as Totti, Dzeko, world soccer mourn Astori

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FLORENCE, ITALY - MAY 20: Davide Astori in action during the Italy training session at the club’s training ground at Coverciano on May 20, 2016 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

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Serie A has postponed seven weekend fixtures in a gesture of sorrow and respect for Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, who passed away overnight.

The 31-year-old was found dead in his hotel room ahead of Sunday’s match at Udinese.

Astoria was a Cagliari mainstay before his time at Fiorentina, and also played for top flight power Roma after beginning his career in AC Milan’s Academy.

The center back was capped 14 times by Italy, and is mourned across Italian and world football.

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