World Cup Mystery

A new reason why Johan Cruyff missed the 1978 World Cup – fear of kidnap

Dutch ace adds strange tale to an already murky history

Until now, it had widely been assumed that Johan Cruyff, in spite of being the most exciting player in the world at the time, missed the 1978 World Cup in Argentina as a protest against that country’s odious torture-happy dictatorship. Speaking on Catalan radio [...]

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