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 By PA Sport
Apr 9, 2014

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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