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The football great Johan Cruyff dies

The Dutch former footballer Johan Cruyff, who played for Ajax, Barcelona and the Netherlands, has died of cancer aged 68. The sports writer Simon Kuper, of the Financial Times newspaper, has written several books on football. He explains why Cruyff was one of football's greats:

(Photo: Johan Cruyff dribbling past Argentinian goalkeeper Daniel Carnevali to score in the 1974 World Cup. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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