By Jonathan Wilson
May 09, 2014
Joao Moutinho's role for Portugal may not always draw the spotlight, but he is a crucial component of Paulo Bento's side.
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In what often seems a broken team with six defensive players and three forwards, Moutinho's capacity to link the two parts of the side, both with his running and his passing ability, is critical. Efficient rather than flashy, he is the central intelligence that binds Portugal together.

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