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World tribute for Johan Cruyff

Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time who dazzled with his artistry, died on March 24, 2016 at the age of 68 after losing a battle with lung cancer, prompting an avalanche of tributes from around the sports world.

World tribute for Johan Cruyff
Rain drops cover a picture of late Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff outside his former house in Amsterdam on March 25, 2016. Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time who dazzled with his artistry, died on March 24, 2016 at the age of 68 after losing a battle with lung cancer, prompting an avalanche of tributes from around the sports world. (REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images)

World tribute for Johan Cruyff
A football fan wearing a jersey of Dutch national team pays tribute to late Dutch football star Johan Cruyff in a special condolence area set up at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona on March 26, 2016. Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time who dazzled with his artistry, died on March 24, 2016 at the age of 68 after losing a battle with lung cancer, prompting an avalanche of tributes from around the sports world. (LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

World tribute for Johan Cruyff
Netherland's midfielder Davy Klaassen (L) and Netherland's midfielder Quincy Promes applaud during a standing ovation in honour of late Dutch football legend Johann Cruyff during a pause in the 14th minute of the friendly football match between the Netherlands and France at the Amsterdam ArenA, on March 25, 2016, in Amsterdam. Cruyff, who passed away on March 24, 2016 at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer, wore the number 14 on his Ajax and Dutch national shirt during his glittering playing career. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

World tribute for Johan Cruyff
Supporters display a large banner during a standing ovation in honour of late Dutch football legend Johann Cruyff during a pause in the 14th minute of the friendly football match between the Netherlands and France at the Amsterdam ArenA, on March 25, 2016, in Amsterdam. Cruyff, who passed away on March 24, 2016 at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer, wore the number 14 on his Ajax and Dutch national shirt during his glittering playing career. (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

World tribute for Johan Cruyff
A man takes a picture of a statue of late Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff, on March 24, 2016, near the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time who dazzled with his artistry and won nearly every honour as a player and coach, died on March 24, 2016 at the age of 68 after losing a battle with lung cancer. (KOEN VAN WEEL/AFP/Getty Images)

World tribute for Johan Cruyff
A picture shows Dutch newspapers with frontpage tributes to late Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff in Rijswijk on March 25, 2016. Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time who dazzled with his artistry, died on March 24 at the age of 68 after losing a battle with lung cancer, prompting an avalanche of tributes from around the sports world. (ALEXANDER SCHIPPERS/AFP/Getty Images)

World tribute for Johan Cruyff
A Netherlands supporter looks on over a portrait displayed in memory of late Dutch football legend Johann Cruyff prior to the friendly football match between the Netherlands and France at the Amsterdam ArenA, on March 25, 2016, in Amsterdam. Cruyff passed away on March 24, 2016 at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

World tribute for Johan Cruyff
A football fan wearing a jersey of Dutch national team leaves lollipops amongst other objects as he pays tribute to late Dutch football star Johan Cruyff in a special condolence area set up at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona on March 26, 2016. Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time who dazzled with his artistry, died on March 24, 2016 at the age of 68 after losing a battle with lung cancer, prompting an avalanche of tributes from around the sports world. (PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images)

World tribute for Johan Cruyff
Players from Italian football team Torino USD Piscineseriva pose in front of a sign that says: 'Thanks Johan' on 25 March 2016 at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona a day after the death of football ledgend Johan Cruyff. (LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

World tribute for Johan Cruyff
FC Barcelona's supporters hold flag of their fan club as they pay tribute to late Dutch football star Johan Cruyff in a special condolence area set up at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona on March 26, 2016. Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time who dazzled with his artistry, died on March 24, 2016 at the age of 68 after losing a battle with lung cancer, prompting an avalanche of tributes from around the sports world. (LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)