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Portugal expect Brazil support

2014-06-10 14:45
Paulo Bento (AFP)
Paulo Bento (AFP)
Cape Town - Portugal boss Paulo Bento believes having the World Cup in Brazil will give his side a unique advantage that could inspire his team to victory.

The two countries share the same language and enjoy close economic, historical and cultural ties dating back to the Portuguese empire –something Bento says will help his side enormously.

"Being in Brazil, there is a special bond, we both speak Portuguese and we hope the Brazilian crowd will support our team – except of course if we play Brazil," Bento said Monday.

"We expect to be very, very well treated and for the Brazilian people to support us."

Portugal start their World Cup campaign next Monday against the mighty Germany. The tournament begins on Thursday.

They take on the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday in New Jersey, in the United States, in their final warm-up.

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