Football teams around Europe pay tribute to Johan Cruyff

The Dutch maestro passed away on Thursday after a battle with lung cancer

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The world of football is in mourning as it comes to terms with the death of Johan Cruyff.

Cruyff died on Thursday, aged 68, after a battle against lung cancer. He was only diagnosed with the disease last October.

The Dutch star was one of the greatest players the world has seen in the 20th century. His influence is being seen worldwide as teams are paying tribute to the star.

Former clubs Ajax, Barcelona and Levante led the tributes along with the Dutch Football Association.