ZAGREB: Sport in Croatia is in mourning after the death at 64 of former international and national team coach Zlatko Kranjcar.

Kranjcar played in midfield and attack for both the former Yugoslavia and Croatia after making his name with Dinamo Zagreb.

Kranjcar was admitted to hospital 10 days ago. He was the father of Nico Kranjcar, former Dinamo, Tottenham and Rangers forward.

Zlatko Kranjcar scored 98 goals for Dinam,o between 1973 and 1983, winning the Yugoslav league in 1982 and the Marshal Tito Cups in 1980 and 1983.

He played 11 times for the Yugoslav national team and was the first captain of the new Croatia national team after the fragmentation of the former Yugoslavia.

He also spent seven seasons in Austria with Rapid Vienna for whom he scored 106 goals in 201 games and with whom he won two leagues, three cups and three Super Cups.

As a coach, he led the Croatia national team between 2004 and 2006 when he led them to the World Cup finals in Germany.

He was also coach of the Iran and Montenegro national teams and coach of Dinamo on three different occasions.