Football stars join together for women’s football

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 08: Marcel Desailly arrives at the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 Draw at La Seine Musicale on December 8, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 08: Marcel Desailly arrives at the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 Draw at La Seine Musicale on December 8, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

The biggest names in the world like Alex Scott, Marcel Desailly, Nadine Kessler, and Laura Georges, are the new FIFA Legends squad.

Names like Alex Scott, Marcel Desailly, Nadine Kessler, Michael Essien, Laura Georges, and Gilberto Silva have joined hands to support women’s football.

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be played in France in the summer, and four months before, these names have joined together to make sure people know about the tournament.

“Who hasn’t dreamed of being a superhero?! I’m so excited about #LegendsAssemble because my alter ego, TrailBlazer, has only one objective – to empower girls and women and encourage them to play football!” former England footballer Alex Scott told the FIFA official website.

“Watch out – as The Bison I am indestructible! I will use this power to change the way people see women’s football and get everyone to rally behind the biggest sporting competition this summer – the FIFA Women’s World Cup!” Michael Essien added.

“The eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be very special and it takes place at a time when women around the globe are uniting to make their voices heard,” FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura continued.

“The tournament’s official slogan “Dare to Shine” echoes the current world movement towards female empowerment and I am looking forward to seeing teams of strong and passionate women, from 24 different countries, illuminate football stadiums in France with their skill.”

EMPOLI, ITALY - JANUARY 18: Valentina Giacinti of Italy Women in action during the International Friendly match between Italy Women and Chile Women at Stadio Carlo Castellani on January 18, 2019 in Empoli, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

AC Milan female star believes in the growth of women’s football

For Valentina Giacinti, the Italian women's football is growing especially thanks to professional men's clubs taking part in it.

“Our superheroes will help us to reach a global audience of one billion and make the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 our biggest and best yet – for players, for fans, for local communities and for the empowerment of girls and women,” Samoura concluded.