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Johan Cruyff on fighting lung cancer: ‘It is a battle that I am convinced I will win’

Photo credit: AFP.Johan Cruyff is “convinced” he will come through his fight against lung cancer, the 68-year-old Dutch great said on Thursday. “For me it is a battle, but it is a battle that I am convinced I will win,” former Ajax and Barcelona star Cruyff said during his first public appearance after news of his illness was revealed last month. Cruyff, who captained the...
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Johan Cruyff says he will win battle against cancer

Johan Cruyff says his fight against cancer is 'a battle that I will win.' VI-Images Getty Images EuropeBARCELONA, Spain -- Dutch football great Johan Cruyff is confident he will come out on top in his battle against cancer.Less than a month after it was disclosed that he has lung cancer, Cruyff said he is ''confident that everything will be all right.''He said he is ''doing well...
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Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff suffering from lung cancer

One of the greatest soccer players and greatest soccer minds ever Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Cruyff learned of this diagnosis over the past week and is undergoing further tests. This comes a little over a week after it was revealed that German great Gerd Muller has Alzheimer’s disease. Johan Cruyff was one of the first adopters of the “Total Football...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff has lung cancer

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 25: Johan Cruyff coach of Team YR1M and Fabio Capello coach of Team Laureus pose during the Laureus All Stars Unity Cup ahead of the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards at Royal Selangor Club on March 25, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images for Laureus) Getty Images AsiaPacTHE HAGUE, Netherlands --Dutch football great Johan...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cruyff: Mourinho a poor example; Van Gaal not playing dominating soccer

Johan Cruyff believes Jose Mourinho is setting a bad example to young people with his behavior. Cruyff launched an attack on the former Chelsea manager and reopened his war of words with Louis van Gaal during an interview with Sky Sports News on Tuesday. Mourinho has come in for criticism for his management of Chelsea so far this season. The champions are languishing in 16th position...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Diego Simeone And Atletico Madrid Play Their Own Version Of “Total Football”

Johan Cruyff, the legendary Dutch player and former manager of Barcelona, was once asked his thoughts on the footballing philosophy known as “total football”. The man, who is arguably the biggest proponent of the football tactic, replied: “Attackers could play as defenders and defenders as attackers. Everyone could play everywhere.” Total football is an attack-oriented strategy...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Man City to maintain goal glut

First, we'll state the plainly obvious: goals are important in soccer. They are both the point of the game and the currency of its wins and losses. Dutch soccer legend, oracle and torturer of language Johan Cruyff gets downright metaphysical about them. "You must always make sure to score one more goal than the opponent," he once said, helpfully. "Look, at a minimum the ball has...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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