The Portugal home jersey 2014 - 2015 was part of the soccer kit launched for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The stylish transitional red shirt did not carry much luck during the World Cup campaign and appears to be showing a similar fate in European competition. Perhaps the team needs more fans sporting this football jersey and showing their support in order to rally to the task and win, order your home jersey or full kit at Soccer Box while stocks last.

Portugal Soccer Kit

2014 Failures

2014 has been a huge year for soccer; the 20th FIFA World Cup was hosted by Brazil and offered a month of entertainment to football fans around the globe. Those wearing the Portugal football kit were perhaps left more disappointed and despondent than some other supporters.

The Portugal soccer kit did not make an appearance beyond the group stage of the tournament and the squad made an early trip home after just 3 matches. Portugal was drawn into the toughest group of all, Group D alongside eventual winners Germany, a strong United States and wildcard Ghana team.

The first game ended in a disastrous and embarrassing 4-0 loss against Germany. The 2nd tie against the United States was only marginally better, a 95th minute equalizer from Varella was enough to secure a single point. A 2-1 win against Ghana gave Portugal the same number of points as the United States, but the hefty loss against Germany could not be overcome and it was the United States soccer kit that would appear in the knockout stage.

An early trip home for the Portugal squad was certainly disappointing. Prior to kickoff 2014 was being touted as the year for the Portuguese team. The talents of Cristiano Ronaldo ensured that the Portugal home jersey 2014 - 2015 was selling fast. However, bitter disappointment ensued for the fans. It is fair to say that Ronaldo was not playing at his best due to an injury, but is it fair for a team to rely on a single player for victory?

The Hopes for Euro 2016

The early end to the World Cup did give the Portugal football players more of a summer break and time to ensure full match fitness for the start of the European league season. Star player Cristiano Ronaldo sports the Real Madrid kit as well as the Portugal soccer kit for national games. Ronaldo is still struggling for match fitness and was ruled out of last night's squad against Albania due to an injury.

Even without Ronaldo Portugal fielded an impressive line-up that should have easily beaten Albania. Bekim Balaj netted the single goal of the game producing a shocking 1-0 defeat for Portugal that has left them bottom of their Euro 2016 qualifying group.

It is still early days and there will be 7 more opportunities for Ronaldo to don the Portugal home jersey 2014 - 2015 and make a difference to the Portuguese European qualifying campaign. The 14th October will see the squad in a much more challenging away fixture against Denmark, another loss would be disastrous and increasingly difficult to overcome.

The top 2 teams from each group will progress to the Euro 2016 finals that will be held in France. Group I that contains Portugal, Denmark, Serbia, Armenia and Albania should theoretically be easy for Portugal to emerge from. None of the other teams qualified for the 2014 World Cup and all are ranked lower that Portugal.

However, if the team does not lift its game, with or without Cristiano Ronaldo, they will be facing the prospect of not even qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals. The squad needs every ounce of support it can muster both for home and away games. The Portugal kit looks great and is officially designed by Nike, you can order yours and support the team as they attempt to pull themselves together ready to win against Denmark, and throughout the rest of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.