FA plan Cruyff tribute during Holland friendly

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England fans will be invited to celebrate the life of Johan Cruyff in the 14th minute of Tuesday's international friendly with Holland.

An incredible player and game-changing manager, the former Barcelona and Ajax forward died at the age of 68 on Thursday following a battle with lung cancer.

Cruyff's life has since been celebrated across the world and England will follow suit when the Dutch arrive at Wembley for a friendly on Tuesday.

The Football Association will promote a minute's applause in the 14th minute by showing an image of the player who wore the number on the stadium's big screen.

There are no plans for a total stoppage of play like that seen in Holland's friendly against France at the Amsterdam ArenA on Friday.

England will again wear black armbands, as they did against Germany in memory of Cruyff and the victims of the Brussels terror attacks.

There will also be a minute's silence before the match following Tuesday's attacks in the Belgian capital in which at least 32 people were killed and 270 injured in suicide bombings at the airport and a Metro station.

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