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Portuguese hopes rest on Ronaldo

Updated: December 8, 2009, 8:55 PM ET
By Mark Young | Special to ESPN.com

During his first stint as Portugal national team coach, Carlos Queiroz failed to reach the 1994 FIFA World Cup final despite leading a team stacked with talent. Almost incredibly, he came very close to underachieving in the same manner again 16 years later in his second stint as head coach. But after winning only one of its first five qualifiers, Portugal rallied and got the results in a series of what were essentially playoff games to secure second place in Group 1. As a result, Portugal gained ...

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