New feature of the agenda
The second part of the Think Tank had a new feature, whereby the issues to be debated were suggested and approved by the FIFA Legends themselves, who have been having these types of discussions since May 2016.
Divided into six groups, each one discussed different topics that were publicly presented to all those present. How to improve fair play on the pitch? Can you prevent playing time from being lost during games? How to improve the present and future of women’s football? How to work together with former players to get them back involved in the game?
Those questions and many more generated proposals and suggestions from those who know the game better than anyone.
“Football is evolving and we need to make sure we are involved in those changes,” summarised Didier Drogba. “There is great experience around this group, and we are a big part of what football is all about, therefore we must be heard. I am looking forward to keeping working together in the future to ensure that we keep exchanging views and spreading this knowledge across all regions.”
* The participants of the fourth FIFA Legends Think Tank (in alphabetical order): Pablo Aimar (ARG), Emmanuel Amunike (NGA), Vitor Baia (POR), Julio Baptista (BRA), Laurent Blanc (FRA), Sol Campbell (ENG), Jorge Campos (MEX), Cindy Cone (USA), Martin Dahlin (SWE), Didier Drogba (CIV), Diego Forlán (URU), Laura Georges (FRA), Geremi (CMR), Nuno Gomes (POR), René Higuita (COL), Maia Jackman (NZL), Francis Kone (TOG), Maniche (POR), Jean-Marie Pfaff (BEL), Karina LeBlanc (CAN), Mido (EGY), Nadine Kessler (GER), Lucas Radebe (RSA), Roberto Carlos (BRA), Andy Roxburgh (SCO), Wynton Rufer (NZL), Michel Salgado (ESP), Celia Sasic (GER), David Seaman (ENG), Clarence Seedorf (NED), Peter Shilton (ENG), Jacqueline Shipanga (NAM), Dario Simic (CRO), Gilberto Silva (BRA) ,Michael Silvestre (FRA), Jean Ssesinde (UGA), Lindsay Tarpley (USA), David Trezeguet (FRA), Dwight Yorke (TRI).