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Former USMNT boss Jürgen Klinsmann signs deal to coach Asian giants

Monday, Feb 27 2023
The former World Cup champion will return to the dugouts after a three-year hiatus on March 24, when his new team faces Colombia.
A controversial figure in the world of football will be back on the spotlight this year, as former USMNT coach Jürgen Klinsmann has agreed a new deal to lead the South Korean National Team's efforts to qualify to the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

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Korea Republic head coach Paul Bento resigns after World Cup elimination

Monday, Dec 5 2022
The Portuguese coach has vacated his post after Monday's defeat to Brazil.
Paulo Bento has resigned as the head coach of Korea Republic, an official report has confirmed. The 53-year-old has left his post with immediate effect following his side's Round of 16 elimination at the ongoing FIFA World Cup. 

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FIFA World Cup: South Korea manager sent off at full-time as Kudus leads Ghana to unforgettable 3-2 win

Monday, Nov 28 2022
Paulo Bento was shown a straight red after the final whistle after losing his cool with referee Anthony Taylor. Here's what sparked this incident.
South Korea manager Paulo Bento was sent off after the final whistle in their action-packed FIFA World Cup showdown with Ghana as tempers flared after the final whistle.

The Asian and African giants locked horns in this Group H clash as both sides...

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Mexico vs South Korea friendly still on despite recent COVID-19 cases in one of the camps

Saturday, Nov 14 2020
The game was on the verge of being canceled due to the worrying news shared by the medical staffs for both teams.
Even after following all social distancing measures and health protocols, the game between Mexico and South Korea came close to being canceled. The reason? Six South Korean players and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19 24 hours before kickoff.


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PLEADING HIS INNOCENCE: I was not behind Paulo Bento's sacking, claims CR7

Monday, Oct 13 2014
The Real Madrid star has blasted rumors claiming the 29-year-old played an influential role in the former Portugal national team coach's departure
Real Madrid star has publicly denied rumor that he played a part in the sacking of former Portugal coach Paulo Bento, who left his position as national team boss after the Portuguese football federation decided to terminate his contract.


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Portugal fans sad and angry as banned Fernando Santos becomes head coach

Tuesday, Sep 23 2014
Portugal have announced Paulo Bento’s replacement as head coach, as the country aims to bounce back from its World Cup 2014 fiasco and terrible start in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers.
The Portuguese Football Federation released the following statement on its official website:

“Fernando Santos, ex-Greece coach, is to be presented at 12:30 on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Portuguese Football Federation.


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BREAKING: Paulo Bento resigns as Portugal manager, no replacement announced yet

Thursday, Sep 11 2014
The Portuguese Football Federation announced on Thursday that the decision to terminate the contractual relationship was jointly made.
Paulo Bento and the Portuguese Football Federation have decided to terminate their contractual relationship following a dreadful performance in this year’s World Cup in Brazil and an alarming start in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after a 1-0...

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Portugal coach Bento wanted OUT after Ronaldo-less loss to Albania

Monday, Sep 8 2014
With their captain missing out on action, Portugal kicked off their Euro 2016 qualifiers with a shock 1-0 home loss to Albania, leaving many fans unhappy
After Portugal's disappointing 2014 World Cup campaign, one which saw them exit in the group stage, many were hoping Paulo Bento would kick off the Selecção das Quinas's 2016 Euro qualifiers with a bang.

However, this was never meant...

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Croatia vs Portugal Preview

Sunday, Jun 9 2013
Portugal's one goal victory over Russia will have given them a boost of confidence, while Croatia's shock home defeat against Scotland has Igor Stimac asking questions.
Croatia will meet in Switzerland on Monday, after both teams earned two very different results in their previous match on Friday. Igor Stimac's men were stunned at home 0-1 by a goal from Snodgrass in the first half. The Croats realistically only have...

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Portugal vs Russia Preview

Thursday, Jun 6 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates face a must win at the Estádio da Luz on Friday against Russia.
Portugal has not been all that impressive during their World Cup Qualification, but on Friday, they will have a chance to temporarily erase their mishaps up until now. From six matches played, the Portuguese have only managed three victories, two draws...

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Should Portugal recruit Brazilian striker to fix their offensive problems?

Thursday, Mar 28 2013
For years now, Portugal fans have been waiting for the next great goal scorer to step into the spotlight, but that has yet to happen.
When you think of the Portuguese National Team, it is almost impossible to think of anything other than Cristiano Ronaldo. Unfortunately for the Real Madrid forward, he is not always able to put the nation on his back and carry them forward, leaving a...

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Azerbaijan vs Portugal Preview

Monday, Mar 25 2013
A draw against Israel on Friday has put Portugal in a tough situation in their group. With their next match away to Azerbaijan, Paulo Bento's side cannot afford anything less than a victory.
Everything started so well for Portugal on Friday when they took an early lead over Israel. That one goal lead quickly turned into a one goal draw, then a 2-1 deficit and then a 3-1 deficit, leaving Portuguese fans frustrated and annoyed, but most of...

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Israel vs Portugal Preview

Thursday, Mar 21 2013
Both Israel and Portugal share identical records heading into Friday's match. Can Cristiano Ronaldo help his country jump into second place in Group F?
With another World Cup Qualification round, comes more nervous moments for a Portuguese side that tends to only hit their stride on the big stage. Time after time Portugal goes through qualifying with some trouble, but they somehow manage to get through.


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Luxembourg vs Portugal Preview

Wednesday, Sep 5 2012
Portugal will start their World Cup 2014 Qualification on Friday when they take on a Luxembourg side that is ranked 106th. An impressive run at Euro 2012 has helped Portugal reach the 4th spot in the FIFA Ranking, but they will need to avoid complacency in their next match.
In Group F, Luxembourg and Portugal will compete against Azerbeijan, Israel, Northern Ireland and Russia for a place in the upcoming World Cup which will take place in Brazil. Unfortunately for Luxembourg, they have never qualified for a major international...

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Why Portugal are potential Euro 2012 finalists with the Cristiano Ronaldo policy

Tuesday, Jun 26 2012
Cristiano Ronaldo is on the brink of guiding Portugal into the UEFA Euro 2012 final. Titleholders Spain appear very hard to break but Portuguese fans can find confidence in Bento’s new formula.
“Portugal are not the favourites to win the European Championship. No one says that Portugal are going to win. But we will do our job quietly. And we will try to progress as far as we can,” goalkeeper Beto told the press after Portugal defeated...

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Portugal head into Euro 2012 with yet another negative result

Saturday, Jun 2 2012
As if a poor performance against Macedonia wasn't bad enough; Portugal made matters worst with a defeat at home against Turkey.
With one last chance to head into Euro 2012 with a positive result, the Portuguese looked destined to do just that. In the first ten minutes they actually looked confident on the ball and looked to cause some problems for the Turkish back line.


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England vs Belgium & Portugal vs Turkey highlight pre-Euro 2012 friendly fixtures

Friday, Jun 1 2012
The month of June kicks off with enticing international friendly fixtures across the world. Euro 2012 participants will be involved in more action this weekend.
England vs Belgium – June 2, 2012

Roy Hodgson will face his second challenge as England manager. A lone goal from Ashley Young against Norway gave Hodgson a positive start to his career. In front of an expected full house at Wembley, the...

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Portugal vs Turkey Preview

Friday, Jun 1 2012
After a dull draw against Macedonia, the Portuguese are looking for a victory against Turkey ahead of Euro 2012.
While we all know that international friendly matches are to test things out, Portugal's last showing against Macedonia may have left some fans a bit nervous. A very lackluster performance with very limited chances and not much flair against an inferior...

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Portugal Euro 2012 Profile: Review of Portugal's team, coach and more

Tuesday, May 29 2012
Can the Seleccao Das Quinas make their way out of a group that already has Germany and the Netherlands as favorites?
How Portugal qualified for Euro 2012

The Portuguese did not make things easy on themselves as they were forced to take on Bosnia in a playoff for the right to be a part of Euro 2012. 

Portugal was put into a qualifying group with Cyprus...

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Paulo Bento Named His Squad and his goals for Portugal

Tuesday, May 15 2012
The Portuguese head coach said that the Quarter Finals is his primary goal. Is that good enough for a squad with the talent of the Portuguese?
On Monday afternoon, Portuguese National Team coach Paulo Bento announced his squad of 23 players for the upcoming Euro 2012. While their were a few players left out that may have left some Portugal fan's confused, for the most part the picks were what...

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