The news that football legend Johan Cruijff has been diagnosed with lung cancer had all of the Netherlands in stunned disbelief on Thursday, but none more so than former teammate Willem van Hanegem. "This is incomprehensible. You just hope that it isn't so. It's part of life. Anyone can get sick. But with some you think: no, it can not be true!" Van Hanegem said
Football legend Johan Cruijff has lung cancer. His management has released a statement that confirms the diagnosis.
Former football star Johan Cruijff has been diagnosed with lung cancer, according to various media in Spain. Cruijff's "immediate environment" confirmed this to Radio Catalunya, saying that he was diagnosed in a Barcelona hospital on Tuesday and has to undergo a number of tests to determine the extent of the tumors.
Former professional football player and manager Johan Cruijff is accusing Dutch football association KNVB of being responsible for Oranje not qualifying for the European Championship. He feels that the association has not adequately monitored the basic rules of how football should be played.
Former Dutch footballer and manager Johan Cruijff sees Cristiano Ronaldo's Golden Ball Award as an unfair reward for the Portuguese talent. He feels that Ronaldo did not play as good as Toni Kroos for example, and did not deserve the trophy for best player of the year.
The largest Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, has appeared in tabloid format for the first time.
Users of the Volkskrant newspaper's mobile application were shocked to see an article reporting the death of football legend Johan Cruijff on Tuesday.
Former Dutch footballer Johan Cruijff was just as impressed as the rest of The Netherlands at the Dutch team's performance against Spain on Friday. He emphasizes that everyone should "keep both feet on the ground."
Former Dutch footballer Johan Cruijff thinks that the Dutch national team has quality, but is missing the experience to make real big waves at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, he told Spanish radio channel Cope.