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Women’s football takes center stage in this brand new documentary series from FOX Sports that showcases some of the most uplifting stories in the sport.

The six part series called “Rise As One” will air in 55 countries around the planet, and will feature some of football’s most memorable and incredible tales in the run up to the 2014 World Cup, with exclusive interviews from football legends like France’s Zinedine Zidane and Brazil’s Ronaldo. The documentary aims to celebrate the humanity and perseverance found in sport, and how football’s global reach makes it uniquely inspiring.

“Rise As One” will kick off with the powerful story of the Japanese women’s World Cup winning team, which overcame the devastation of the 2011 tsunami and the Fukushima disaster to become a focus of healing for their nation. The episode features key members of the at 2011 squad, including star player Homare Sawa, coach Norio Sasaki, and Karina Maruyama, who worked part-time in the Fukushima power plant.

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4 Comments
  1. A-Hamm 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to watch this, replay is on tonight at 7:30.

    • WSU 5 years ago

      Was it a good programme?

      • A-Hamm 5 years ago

        Yeah it was awesome. Focused on Maruyama, who took us to the deserted area, and the games they played at the WWC. Sawa and Wambach were also interviewed for it.

  2. Terence Fullick 5 years ago

    Definitely a very uplifting and powerful story, the Nadeshiko certainly demonstrate the positivity of soccer and how it’s popularity can be used to greatly benefit the restoration of lives shattered by natural disasters.

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