johan cruyff

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As someone who loved soccer and passed their teenage years in the seventies, Johan Cruyff was always a hero of mine. He redefined football; he made it beautiful, and he left a lasting legacy which can be seen at Ajax Amsterdam and Barcelona.
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Like most people of my generation from the Netherlands, my life is closely associated with that of Johan Cruyff, the Dutch football icon who died Thursday at the age of 68. Wherever I would go around the world, people would bring up "Kroif".
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If you love soccer, it's probably because of Cruyff's influence.
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Shortly after the final was over on July 7, 1974, I took the train from Amsterdam to the German town of Solingen where I was scheduled to play an important international chess tournament.
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On Monday night, Zenit St. Petersburg played a friendly match against Uzbekistan's Under-23 national squad. With the game
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But when the Dutch turned thuggish and began fouling, and fouling spectacularly, they turned themselves into the villains of the piece and, by default, they cast Spain as the good guys.
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Both Spain and the Netherlands offer compelling reasons for fans to cheer them on, and what follows is a brief case why you, the average American soccer fan, should root for the La Furia Roja (Spain) or the Oranje (the Netherlands).