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Stories with person: Ricardo Carvalho
  • 5 Portugal players to watch at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:49 am
  • LISBON, Portugal - Portugal has long been admired for producing talented players, and their flair has earned them the tag of "the Brazilians of Europe."

  • Bento's feisty, no-nonsense manner guides Portugal 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:48 am
  • LISBON, Portugal - When Paulo Bento was hired to salvage Portugal's calamitous qualifying campaign for the 2012 European Championship, he had only four years of experience as a top-flight coach and had quit Sporting Lisbon after failing to win a league match in two months.

  • Cue samba: Brazil's World Cup bound to be special 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:26 am
  • Like sunshine and happiness or Lennon and McCartney, football and Brazil go together, each making the other better. So the first World Cup in Brazil in 64 years is bound to be special.