Tag Archives: Paulo Bento

Ronaldo Injury Sounds the Alarm

Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny This article first appeared on Soccerly.com   For the superstitious, Tuesday’s thunder and lightning were bad omens. After a brief a press conference that saw Nani get inundated with questions about Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury, the press core was escorted to Portugal’s practice field, only to be shepherded back into the… Read More »

Spots for Grabs: Portugal’s Provisional Squad

Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny This article first appeared on Soccerly.com Surprising may be too strong a word, but Portugal’s provisional World Cup squad certainly has its peculiarities. Gone are some of Paulo Bento’s regular “reserve” call-ups, such as Danny (Zenit) and Ruben Micael (Braga), and in their stead the manager has injected some… Read More »

Why Paulo Bento Deserves Contract Extension

Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny Despite the very divided reaction in Portugal, Paulo Bento’s contract extension with the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) does not only make sense, but is also deserved. Since taking over from Carlos Queiroz’ turbulent two-year tenure in 2010, Bento has brought consistency to the Portuguese set-up, and more importantly, has… Read More »