Cruyff Turn

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The Cruyff Turn (also spelled Cruijff Turn in the Netherlands) is an evasive football move named after Dutch player Johan Cruyff.[1] Cruyff first executed the move during the 1974 World Cup group stage match between Holland and Sweden. In the 24th minute, while Cruyff had control of the ball in an attacking position but was facing his own goal and being guarded tightly by Swedish defender Jan Olsson, Cruyff feigned a pass before dragging the ball behind his standing leg, turning 180 degrees, and accelerating away.[2]

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  1. ^ Sheehy, Finbarr; Murray, Scott (24 March 2016). "What is a Cruyff Turn?". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ Brewin, John (24 March 2016). "Johan Cruyff: All-time Top 20: No. 3". ESPN. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

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