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Michel, former France player and World Cup coach, dies at 70

PARIS (AP) Henri Michel, who played for France at the World Cup and later coached the team to the semifinals at the 1986 tournament, has died. He was 70.

France's Professional Footballers Association wrote on Twitter that Michel died Tuesday morning.

Michel was an accomplished midfielder who played almost his entire career at Nantes and helped the club win three French league titles. He played 58 times for France, including two games at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.

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