Florida Cup: participants’ parade

Two days before the first match at the Florida Cup, Shakhtar took part in the participants’ parade. The ceremony took place in Orlando - in the Magic Kingdom, the famous studio of Walt Disney. Darijo Srna represented Shakhtar there.

The captain was in the company of Ronaldinho (Fluminense), Andres Nicolas D'Alessandro (Internacional), Gerald Asamoah (Schalke’s legend) and other players of the teams participating in an international tournament. A special role in the ceremony was assigned to Ronaldo - the star of world football is this year's ambassador of Florida Cup.

The procedure of presentation was short, but brilliant: all the participants met famous Mickey Mouse, and then had a ride in the central alley.

- Darijo, how do you feel in the company of Ronaldo and Ronaldinho?
- Great! I played against Ronaldinho when he was a player of Barcelona. As for Ronaldo, he is just a great player! The presence of such well-known players in the Florida Cup once again shows the level of the tournament. I am proud that Shakhtar are also taking part in it.

- Have you been previously to Disneyland?
- Yes, but only in Paris'. It would be interesting to see it here as well.

- Let’s imagine for a moment that Mircea Lucescu gave the players a day off at the training camp and allowed to go to Disneyland, how would the team respond?
- Well, of course, we would be happy!

By the way, at the end of the ceremony Darijo Srna had time to chat with Ronaldo. And he did not just talk, but also arranged a telephone conversation with his friend Dentinho. The captain dialled his teammate and handed the phone to the famous Brazilian.

- Ronaldo has promised that he will attend Shakhtar matches. And he wished me to score, - Dentinho shared his impressions. – He has said he has been missing me, we have not seen each other for a long time. He is a great man who played a very important role in my life. We played in one team, he always treated great, and even calls me his son!

We remind you that Shakhtar will play their first match in the Florida Cup on 17 January. The Pitmen will meet with Brazilian side Fluminense.