Italy players and thousands of fans gather for Davide Astori’s funeral [photos]

Thousands of fans and several Italian players, managers and coaches have gathered in Florence for the funeral of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori.

The Italy international defender died at the age of 31 on Saturday after a sudden illness.

Members of the Juventus squad that beat Tottenham on Wednesday night were in attendance, including Italy’s national team captain Gianluigi Buffon.

Astori will be buried in Bergamo, where he grew up and his parents still live.

See photos below:

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