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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2008 file photo, Sporting's head coach Paulo Bento listens to questions during a news conference ahead of a Champions League soccer match at the Alvalade stadium in Lisbon. The Portuguese Soccer Federation announced Tuesday, Sept. 21 2010 that it has appointed Bento coach of Portugal. The 41-year-old Bento replaces Carlos Queiroz, who was fired earlier this month. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2008 file photo, Sporting's head coach Paulo Bento listens to questions during a news conference ahead of a Champions League soccer match at the Alvalade stadium in Lisbon. The Portuguese Soccer Federation announced Tuesday, Sept. 21 2010 that it has appointed Bento coach of Portugal. The 41-year-old Bento replaces Carlos Queiroz, who was fired earlier this month. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

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