Cruyff family to close events of Johan Cruyff Memorial

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Barcelona, March 27 (IANS) The Cruyff family will close on Tuesday the Johan Cruyff Memorial with an event in the Auditori 1899 at FC Barcelona, according to a statement issued by the Catalan football Club on Sunday.

The note said that the event, which is scheduled to happen between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (1 p.m.-4 p.m. GMT), will be at a “gathering of former colleagues and friends of the legendary Dutch player and coach”, reports Efe.

The temporary memorial at the Camp Nou stadium, which was opened on Friday and will remain open through to Tuesday, was visited by more than 15,000 fans on its first day.

Cruyff, considered one of the best players in the world, died on March 24 at the age of 68, after losing his battle with lung cancer. He played club football for Barcelona, Ajaz and Feyenoord Rotterdam.

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Cruyff also captained the Netherlands to 1974 FIFA World Cup final.

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