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.”
“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.
Superhuman strength, lightning reactions, unshakeable commitment…
Our Legends overcame obstacles, fought adversity, and are here to inspire the next generation.
— FIFA Women's World Cup 🇫🇷 (@FIFAWWC) February 7, 2019