Kristine Lilly on the future of women’s football

26 Feb 2021

This week on the FIFA Living Football Podcast Reshmin Chowdhury is joined by the most capped football player in history, in both the men’s and women’s game, former USA forward Kristine Lilly.

Kristine played a record-breaking 354 times for her country in a career spanning 22 years. We hear her thoughts on the development of the women’s game, including the importance of expanding the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ to 32 teams.

FIFA and Brazil legend Kaka tells us about his plans for the future and we also speak to record breaking referee, Edina Alves Batista.

Members of the United States squad celebrate with the trophy after the United States team beat Norway 2-1 in the final of the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup to become champions at the Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, China on 30th November 1991. The team are, back row from left, Julie Foudy, ?, Debbie Belkin, Linda Hamilton, Brandi Chastain, Lori Henry, Joy Biefeld, Kim Maslin-Kammerdeiner, Amy Allmann and Carin Jennings. Front row from left, Wendy Gebauer, Mia Hamm, April Heinrichs, Carla Werden, Shannon Higgins, Tracey Bates, Kristine Lilly and Mary Harvey (half out of frame). (Photo by Bob Thomas via Getty Images)