Danilo Pereira Unveiled at Parma

Portuguese starlet Danilo Pereira was unveiled as a Parma player today during a press conference. He will be given the number 17. Pereira spoke of the ambition the club has and how it is a “good” club. He also spoke of his ambition to grow as a player at Parma, which he feels confident that he can do. He spoke of the Italian style of football, saying: “It’s a very tactical football and also very physical, so I think I can adapt well, because I have the right characteristics to adapt to this type of game.” The press then asked him how he feels about his comparison to former French international Patrick Vieira. He responded saying that he is flattered to be compared to such a player, but he is Danilo Pereira, he will try to prove his worth, and he is happy to be here.

Portugal Home Jersey Unveiled

I am slightly confused about this one. For Euro 2008, there was an official unveiling which involved a press conference with Bruno Alves and Ricardo wearing the new jersey. I guess that was the way that Scolari did it. Evidently, the new World Cup home jersey would be released May 1. What I thought that meant was that it would be released officially in a press conference, not just automatically released into stores. So anyway, here are some pictures I found around the internet.

If you are interested in buying this jersey, Fox Soccer Shop, Eurosport, and World Soccer Shop are the safest options.

World Cup Jersey Unofficially Unveiled

The design for the jersey that Portugal will be wearing at this summer’s World Cup has been leaked, and here are the photos:

Away Kit

Home Kit

This kit has been criticized in many Portuguese forums, but that is to be expected. It is impossible to please everyone when making a kit. What you have to do is design a kit that represents the country well, and will get the least amount of criticism. My opinion? I think that this is a better thought out jersey than the one we have now. I am excited to see the green pants again. As for the away kit, I have one word: Awesome. Our supposed new away kit is one of the coolest kits I’ve seen in a while. Lets hope that the players in this kit show what Portugal is made of, and do well. FORCA PORTUGAL!