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Paulo Bento

Born: June 20, 1969 (age 52)

Height: 5' 8.5" (175cm)

Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality: Portugal Portuguese

Position: Manager
Portugal's Portuguese manager Paulo Bento speaks to journalists after a training session for Portugal national football team at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland on September 5, 2013
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Career History
International2010-2014Portugal
Sports Mole has 107 articles about Paulo Bento. Articles 1 to 40:
South Korea's Heung-Min Son shoots at goal on June 5, 2021
Preview: South Korea vs. Lebanon - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's World Cup Qualifying - Asia clash between South Korea and Lebanon, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jun 11, 18:58
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo talks to Bruno Fernandes on March 24, 2021
Portugal Euro 2020 preview - prediction, fixtures, squad, star player
Ahead of Euro 2020, Sports Mole assesses the chances of a Portugal side looking to win the competition for a second time in succession.
Jun 10, 19:00
South Korea manager Paulo Bento pictured in 2019
Preview: Sri Lanka vs. South Korea - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's World Cup Qualifying - Asia clash between Sri Lanka and South Korea, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jun 8, 01:03
Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring for Brazil on November 19, 2019
Result: Brazil end five-match winless run against South Korea
Head coach Tite had come under pressure following a run of five games without a win.
Nov 19, 16:19
Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring for Brazil in the Copa America final on July 7, 2019
Gabriel Jesus hoping to emulate Neymar on international stage
The 22-year-old Manchester City striker has scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for his country.
Nov 18, 15:07
Andres Iniesta in action for Barcelona in December 2016
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta 'not good enough for Chinese Super League'
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta does not possess the right attributes to represent Chongqing Dangdai Lifan, according to Chinese outlet Chongqing Morning Post.
Dec 20, 16:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Ex-Aston Villa boss Remi Garde in line for Olympiacos job
Remi Garde could make a return to management almost 12 months to the day since being sacked by Aston Villa, as Greek giants Olympiacos are said to be interested.
Mar 23, 17:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Europa League roundup: Wins for Lyon, Genk as Manchester United draw
Sports Mole rounds up all of the action from the first legs of the Europa League last 16 as Manchester United are held in Russia and Lyon beat Roma.
Mar 9, 22:01
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Greek Super League leaders Olympiacos sack manager Paulo Bento
Olympiacos sack manager Paulo Bento after three straight defeats despite the club still sitting seven points clear at the top of the Greek Super League.
Mar 7, 16:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Fernando Santos: 'Portugal can win Euro 2016'
Portugal have the quality to win Euro 2016, according to head coach Fernando Santos.
Oct 11, 02:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Armenia vs. Portugal
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Euro 2016 qualifier between Armenia and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.
Jun 11, 12:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo: 'I didn't get Paulo Bento sacked'
Portugal midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo refutes claims that he undermined Paulo Bento, causing the 45-year-old to resign as manager of the Seleccao.
Oct 12, 22:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Fernando Santos named new Portugal boss
Former Greece boss Fernando Santos is named the new head coach of Portugal.
Sep 23, 14:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Roberto Mancini wants Portugal job
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini expresses a desire to replace the recently-sacked Paulo Bento as Portugal boss.
Sep 14, 11:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paulo Bento leaves job as Portugal manager by mutual consent
Paulo Bento leaves his job as Portugal manager by mutual consent after four years at the helm.
Sep 11, 17:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paulo Bento: 'No excuses for shock defeat'
Portugal boss Paulo Bento offers no excuses for his side's 1-0 defeat to Albania in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday.
Sep 8, 13:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Albania shock Portugal in Euro 2016 qualifier
Bekim Balaj's goal gives Albania a shock win in their opening Euro 2016 Group I qualifier against Portugal this evening.
Sep 7, 21:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Portugal and Albania goalless at the break
The Euro 2016 Group I qualifier between Portugal and Albania is goalless at half time.
Sep 7, 20:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo left out of Portugal squad
Portugal manager Paulo Bento leaves Cristiano Ronaldo out of his squad for the country's upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania.
Aug 30, 01:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ricardo Quaresma: 'Portugal put too much pressure on Cristiano Ronaldo'
Ricardo Quaresma believes that there was too much pressure on Cristiano Ronaldo during Portugal's disappointing World Cup campaign.
Jul 3, 20:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paulo Bento defends decision not to play Cristiano Ronaldo as striker
Paulo Bento defends his decision not to use Cristiano Ronaldo in a central attacking position during Portugal's World Cup campaign.
Jul 1, 02:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Manuel Jose: 'Cristiano Ronaldo didn't believe in Portugal'
Portugal's early World Cup exit was borne out of Cristiano Ronaldo not trusting his teammates, according to Manuel Jose.
Jun 29, 15:23
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paulo Bento: 'Portugal deserve to miss out on knockout stages'
Paulo Bento admits that Portugal deserve to be heading home despite finishing their World Cup campaign by beating Ghana.
Jun 27, 02:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nani: 'Portugal deserved last-16 spot'
Portugal winger Nani believes that his nation deserved to qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup following their elimination.
Jun 26, 22:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Player Ratings: Portugal 2-1 Ghana
Sports Mole looks at who impressed during Portugal's 2-1 win over Ghana at the World Cup.
Jun 26, 20:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Match Analysis: Portugal 2-1 Ghana
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Portugal's 2-1 victory over Ghana this afternoon - a result that saw both sides crash out of the World Cup.
Jun 26, 19:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Portugal 2-1 Ghana - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Portugal's 2-1 win over Ghana as both teams are eliminated from the World Cup.
Jun 26, 16:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo: 'Last-16 spot almost impossible'
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is pessimistic about his side's chances of reaching the next round of the World Cup.
Jun 25, 23:19
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paulo Bento has no intention to resign as Portugal manager
Portugal manager Paulo Bento insists that he will not resign from his position if his side fail to progress to the last 16 of the World Cup tomorrow.
Jun 25, 20:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo slams "average" Portugal
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo claims that his national side should be aware of their limitations, claiming that they are "average".
Jun 24, 05:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Matt Besler: 'We're still in control'
USA defender Matt Besler admits that his side are still in a good position despite seeing their qualification hopes dented by their draw with Portugal.
Jun 23, 04:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paulo Bento: 'Portugal are in a difficult situation'
Portugal manager Paulo Bento admits that his side will find it hard to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup.
Jun 23, 02:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Portugal against USA
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo starts for the Seleccao against USA in Manaus having overcome injury.
Jun 22, 22:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: USA 2-2 Portugal - as it happened
Relive the dramatic 2-2 draw between USA and Portugal as Paulo Bento's side rescue their World Cup hopes with a last-gasp equaliser.
Jun 22, 22:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paulo Bento: 'There is no pressure on Cristiano Ronaldo'
Portugal coach Paulo Bento insists that there is no extra pressure on Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup, with all responsibility regarding performances on him.
Jun 22, 09:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: United States vs. Portugal
Sports Mole previews the match between USA and Portugal at the World Cup finals.
Jun 20, 14:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Beto: 'Cristiano Ronaldo is 100% fit'
Portugal goalkeeper Beto dismisses reports that Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of the World Cup through injury.
Jun 19, 02:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Fabio Coentrao: 'My World Cup could be over'
Portugal left-back Fabio Coentrao admits that his World Cup could be over after he injured his groin against Germany on Monday.
Jun 17, 05:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paulo Bento: 'Referee was biased towards Germany'
Paulo Bento believes that referee Milorad Mazic was biased towards Germany in Portugal's 4-0 defeat on Monday.
Jun 16, 22:03
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Germany 4-0 Portugal - as it happened
Relive our live text commentary of the World Cup Group G opener as Germany thrashed Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.
Jun 16, 16:00

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· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

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· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
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· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

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· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

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