In this file photo taken on June 16, 2006 French head coach of the Ivory Coast team Henri Michel is seen before their opening round Group C World Cup football match against the Netherlands at Stuttgart's Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium. AFP / Issouf SANOGO
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Former France football coach Henri Michel, who led Les Bleus to the 1984 Olympic title, has died at the age of 70, the French players' union UNFP announced Tuesday.Michel then took over a France team containing Michel Platini which had just won the European Championships under the management of Michel Hidalgo.Under Michel, France made it through to the 1986 World Cup semifinals where they lost 2-0 to West Germany.Michel's time at the helm came to an unhappy end when his team failed to qualify for Euro 1988 and then drew 1-1 with Cyprus in a 1990 World Cup qualifier.
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