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Bento recalls three

November 10, 2012
Portugal manager Paulo Bento has recalled Silvio, Paulo Machado and Hilder Barbosa for the friendly match against Gabon next week after suffering a number of withdrawals.

Bento is unable to call on first-choice players including Nani, Fabio Coentrao, Raul Meireles and Nelson Oliveira for the match in Libreville, leading him to cast his net further afield.

Silvio and Machado return after long spells out of favour, while Barbosa was a late replacement for Nani, who has been ruled ...

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