Late Fiorentina captain Davide Astori to remain in FIFA 18, EA confirms

But Astori FIFA Ultimate Team items pulled from packs.

Late Fiorentina captain and Italian international Davide Astori will remain in FIFA 18, EA has confirmed.

Davide Astori.

A message displayed to players upon logging into the game reveals EA took the decision at the request of the club.

However, EA has pulled Astori FIFA Ultimate Team items from packs.

The defender, who was capped 14 times by Italy, tragically died of a "cardiac arrest by natural causes" on 4th March aged just 31.

After Astori's death, the price of his FUT card on the in-game auction house shot up as players looked to cash in on the incident.

Now, EA has reduced the maximum price range of Davide Astori FUT items to combat the practice.

Astori, who leaves a wife and two-year-old daughter, wore the number 13 shirt at Fiorentina. The club retired the shirt, and thousands attended his funeral on 8th March.

EA's message to FIFA players.

"Along with the entire world, we are saddened by the passing of Davide Astori," read EA's statement.

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