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Portugal name Fernando Santos as manager

Santos has plenty of quality to work with in the Portugal squad. Credit: PA

Portugal have appointed Fernando Santos as the new national team coach following Paulo Bento's departure.

Santos' 27 year managerial career has included spells in charge of Portugal's top three clubs – Sporting, Benfica and Porto – while he lifted the Greek Cup in charge AEK Athens, and guided Greece into the 2014 World Cup knockout stages, losing out on penalties to Costa Rica.

The 59 year-old takes over from Paulo Bento, who stepped down after a disastrous start to Euro 2016 qualifying.

A statement on www.fpf.pt read: "Fernando Santos, 59, is the new national team coach.

"Santos, the former head coach of Greece, will be presented to the media at 1230 on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Portuguese Football Federation."


Ronaldo becomes Portugal's record goalscorer

Ronaldo celebrates become Portugal's all-time record goalscorer Credit: @WeareMadrid10

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to become Portugal's all-time record goalscorer in the 5-1 friendly demolition of Cameroon.

Ronaldo opened the scoring and wrapped things up with his country's fifth late on, taking his international tally to 49 goals – two ahead of Pauleta.

Portugal were also wearing their new World Cup home strip for the first time.

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Charlton praises 'true sportsman' Eusebio

Sir Bobby Charlton hailed Eusebio as a "true sportsman" and one of the finest players he ever played against following the former Portugal forward's death at the age of 71 on Sunday.

Without doubt, Eusebio was one of the finest players I ever had the privilege to play against.

Not only that, he was a true sportsman, as he proved in applauding Alex Stepney for his save in the European Cup final.

His goals record, for Benfica and overall, is incredible and stands the test of time.

I met him on numerous occasions after our playing careers had finished and he always represented both his club and his country in exemplary fashion.

I feel proud to have been both an opponent and friend and am saddened to hear of his passing.

– Bobby Charlton
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