Current KNVB director has reacted to the news of Johan Cruyff’s death by declaring that tomorrow’s friendly between the Netherlands and France in Amsterdam must be a tribute to great man.

  • By James Rowe

OOSTVEENCruyff who represented ‘ Het Nederlands elftal’ 48 times and scored 33 goals for the national team whilst helping them to the world cup final 1974, lost his battle with Lung Cancer on Thursday.

KNVB director Bert van Oostveen stated on the news, ”This is terrible news that best footballer our country has ever produced is no more.  I met Johan Cruyff three of four times whilst serving my current duties as KNVB director.

“I came straight from a meeting with our main sponsor ING to the players hotel to speak with the players and staff.

”The match tomorrow will still go ahead but of course now under different circumstances than planned.

“Tomorrow’s game must be a tribute to Johan Cruyff.”

The KNVB have announced that a minute silence will be held during the 14th minute of Friday’s match.

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