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Cruyff posts Barcelona international scout Rodríguez to World Cup

Barcelona international scout Joel Lara Rodríguez is working the World Cup in Qatar.

Rodríguez is Jordi Cruyff and FC Barcelona's eyes at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Cruyff, Barça's sporting director, did not travel to the tournament and delegated the duties of watching possible signings for the present and the future in the hands of the scout, who is of his utmost confidence, says Sport.

Lara has worked with Cruyff since they were both together at Maccabi in Tel Aviv. They also worked together at China's Shenzhen, where he served for 10 months as an international analyst and head scout while the Dutchman was on the bench.

Previously, Lara had been head of scouting for the Ecuadorian national team and performed the same duties ate Shenzen Chongqing Dangdai FC and at Maccabi Tel Aviv, in addition to having led the international scouting department at Sporting de Gijón.



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