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- Bento's feisty, no-nonsense manner guides Portugal Updated: Apr-11-14 5:48 am
- Portugal's budget deficit falls, remains on target Updated: Mar-31-14 7:13 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."
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.
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's statistics agency says the country's budget deficit fell to 4.9 percent of GDP last year - significantly lower than the 5.5 percent target set by its bailout creditors.