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LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal national soccer team coach Paulo Bento has signed a two-year contract extension.

The Portuguese Football Federation announced Wednesday the 44-year-old's new deal will run through the 2016 European Championship in France.

His current contract was to end after this year's World Cup in Brazil. Portugal is in Group G with Germany, the United States and Ghana.

Bento took over in 2010 and guided Portugal the 2012 European Championship semifinals.

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