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 By PA Sport

Paulo Bento extends Portugal stay

Brazil's World Cup ambassador Pelé says he's concerned about the country's airports less than 10 weeks before the tournament begins.

Paulo Bento has agreed a two-year contract extension to remain as Portugal coach until the end of Euro 2016.

World Cup Daily

The 44-year-old took charge of the national team in 2010, replacing Carlos Queiroz, and led the side to the semifinals of Euro 2012, where they lost to eventual winners Spain following a penalty shoot-out.

Bento also guided Portugal to this summer's World Cup finals, securing their place in Brazil with a 4-2 aggregate win over Sweden in the qualification playoffs, after finishing second behind Russia in Group F.

The former Portugal, Sporting Lisbon and Benfica midfielder said on www.fpf.pt: “I am honoured and hugely proud to continue to serve my country as I have been doing.

“I've never hidden the fact that I feel very good working with the Portuguese Football Federation.”

Bento’s Portugal have been drawn in Group G at this summer’s World Cup, along with Germany, Ghana and United States.

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