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Serbia's Miljan Miljanic dies at 81

Updated: January 13, 2012, 1:49 PM ET
Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Miljan Miljanic, a Serb who once coached Real Madrid, Yugoslavia and Red Star Belgrade, died Friday. He was 81.

His death was confirmed by the Serbian soccer federation. Belgrade media said he died after a long battle with cancer.

Miljanic, known for his defensive tactics and reliance on experienced players, took the Yugoslav national team to the 1974 and 1982 World Cups.

He won four league titles and three cups with Red Star between 1966 and 1974 during the ...

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