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The episode features key members of th at 2011 squad, including star player Homare Sawa, coach Norio Sasaki, and Karina Maruyama , who worked part-time in the Fukushima power plant. "This story shows that, even in the worst of times, soccer
was in the cards. And then came the shock, one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history. When Homare Sawa fed Karina Maruyama for the extra time goal against Germany, not only had the hosts and two-time defending champions been toppled
kicks the ball between Japan's Azusa Iwashimizu and Aya Miyama. A fan holds a fan in support of Japan. Japan's Karina Maruyama (center) celebrates with teammates after scoring the crucial goal in extra time to guide her team into the semifinals