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FC Barcelona News: 26 March 2016; Johan Cruyff Memorial to Be Held, Luis Suarez Shines in Uruguay Return

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Barca to hold memorial for Cruyff for 4 days at Camp Nou | USA Today
Barcelona will hold a memorial for Johan Cruyff for fans to pay their respects to the former player and coach. Barcelona says the memorial will be open from Saturday to Tuesday at Camp Nou.

World press praises the figure of Johan Cruyff | FC Barcelona
He was a total genius, he reinvented football, he was Barça's universal creator, a visionary, an inspiration. On 25 March, the most prominent European newspapers used their front pages to praise the figure of Johan Cruyff (1947–2016).

Thank you, Johan | FC Barcelona
Player, coach and legend. Barça will always be grateful to the figure of Johan Cruyff. Known as 'El Flaco' and The Flying Dutchman, Cruyff will be remembered for the footprint he left on Barça, for sowing the seeds of success on the Camp Nou pitch. This music video recalls the best moments of Johan Cruyff at FC Barcelona.

Dream Team disciples pay homage to Johan Cruyff | FC Barcelona
The death of Johan Cruyff has been felt by the world of football and of sport in general. This is a farewell to a man who changed the course of FC Barcelona. The Dream Team will always be remembered as one of the best the club has ever had, winners of four consecutive Liga titles and Barça’s first ever European Cup, while playing a kind of football that was watched with awe.

Johan Cruyff, the manager | FC Barcelona
Johan Cruyff changed the way we understand football and revolutionised the history of FC Barcelona, both as a player and coach. The old Barça TV program called "Recorda Míster" ("Remember, Boss") looked back at Cruyffs great successes as a the blaugrana coach and invited him onto the show, where he revealed the secrets of the legendary 'Dream Team,' which won four consecutive league titles and the first European Cup in Barça history.

Cruyff influence at Barcelona made clear by Messi and Suarez - ESPN FC
Five weeks on from when it first made waves around the world, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez's homage from the penalty spot against Celta Vigo suddenly looks all the more significant. That throwback to when Johan Neeskens and Johan Cruyff combined for one of the greatest spot-kicks of all time quickly made its way back to the source, who admitted it gave him great pleasure while watching on television at home.

Barcelona and Xavi thank Johan Cruyff for 'altering history' - ESPN FC
Johan Cruyff has been hailed for guiding Barcelona to "become the greatest club in the world" by ex-Barca presidents following the former Camp Nou player and coach's death on Thursday, while ex-club captain Xavi Hernandez called him "a professional reference for all of us that love this sport."

Soccer will never see another Johan Cruyff -
It is often said that soccer players with extraordinary technical ability do not go on to become good coaches. The game comes so naturally to these players that they struggle to convey their message when they make the transition from pitch to bench. But there is an exception to every rule and, in this case, it was Johan Cruyff.

FC Barcelona youth teams honour memory of Cruyff | FC Barcelona
An emotional tribute to Johan Cruyff. The FC Barcelona academy teams rendered homage to the Barça legend in their own particular way by respecting a minute’s silence and wearing black armbands in their games on Thursday, with a number 14 shirt honouring the loss of the great Dutch player and manager, for whom it all started with the Liga 1973-74 victory, and who went on to lead the Dream Team as manager to four consectuiove league titles and the first European Cup in 1992.

Pep Guardiola: I knew nothing until I met Johan Cruyff - ESPN FC
Barcelona great Pep Guardiola has paid a moving tribute to Johan Cruyff, claiming "I knew nothing about football until I met Cruyff." The Netherlands, Ajax and Barcelona legend died on Monday in Spain after losing his battle against lung cancer.

Luis Suárez marks Uruguay return with equaliser against Brazil | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez marked his return to competitive international football after an absence of 640 days by scoring a crucial equaliser for Uruguay in Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Brazil. Brazil looked to be cruising it when Douglas Costa scored in the first minute and Barça’s Neymar Jr was involved in the build-up to the home side’s second, converted by Renato Augusto after 25 minutes.

Argentina defeat Chile in World Cup 2018 qualifier | FC Barcelona
Argentina, with Leo Messi in the starting line-up but Javier Mascherano suspended, won 2-1 away to Claudio Bravo’s Chile in Thursday’s World Cup 2018 qualifier. After winning just one of their first four matches, the three points are a huge boost for the 2014 finalists, and moves them up to fourth in the South American qualifying group.

Lionel Messi fails to register shot on goal 'for first time in 117 games' | Sky Sports
The Argentina striker played the full 90 minutes and captained his side to the 2-1 win over Chile in World Cup Qualifying in Santiago, but according to ESPN FC, did not attempt a shot. He did however contribute to the winner, producing a lovely flick for team-mate Gabriel Mercado to slot home for 2-1 after just 25 minutes played.

Lionel Messi retirement would sink Barcelona - Pep Guardiola - ESPN FC
Pep Guardiola has said that Barcelona will no longer have the firepower they currently have once star forward Lionel Messi leaves the club. The five-time World Player of the Year has been crucial to his team's success from the moment he made his professional debut, and his leadership has never been more obvious than it is this season.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen hints at possible Barcelona exit - ESPN FC
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has hinted he may be forced to consider changing clubs if his number of appearances doesn't increase with the Blaugrana soon. The German international has shared goalkeeping duties with Claudio Bravo since signing with the club from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2014.

Riyad Mahrez is good enough to play for Barcelona, insists Xavi -
Xavi believes Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has the ability to play for Barcelona. The Algeria international has been one of the Premier League’s standout stars this season with 16 goals and 11 assists in 30 appearances, while Leicester City remains on course to win the title.

FCB Escola Florida proud to wear the Barça badge | FC Barcelona
Leaving one’s country for the very first time can be a nerve-racking experience, especially for a group of school age children traveling overseas to compete in an elite competition against top-notch talent from all corners of the earth. Nevertheless, for most of the members of the FCBEscola Florida, it is the trip of a lifetime.

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