Bento sacked as Portugal manager
11 September 2014, 23:12
Madrid - Paulo Bento paid for Portugal's disappointing World Cup and calamitous start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Thursday when his contract was terminated by the FPF.
A statement on the Portuguese football association's website confirmed the news most had been waiting for since Portugal suffered an embarrassing home defeat by Albania on Sunday.
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Portugal fans booed the team after the 1-0 defeat by Albania, heaping pressure on the 45-year-old Bento.
The former Benfica player took over the national team in 2010, leading Portugal to the World Cup via playoff win against Sweden.
They began with a 4-0 hammering by Germany and although they drew with the United States and beat Ghana they failed to reach the knockout stages.