In what is sure to be the first of many soccer programs coming out prior to the World Cup, FOX Sports has announced a new documentary series showcasing six unique soccer stories from around the globe. The series titled Rise As One will air in more than 55 countries around the world and feature stories that are sure to peak the interest of every soccer fan.
Rise As One is a project created by veteran film makers Scott Boggins and Gabriel Spitzer. Boggins is no stranger to soccer as he was one of the producers behind the documentary Being Liverpool. Rise As One will feature exclusive interviews with various soccer legends including FIFA World Cup champions Ronaldo and Lilian Thuram.
Below are the descriptions of each Rise As One episode.
Power of Unity: Power of Unity profiles how the Japanese Women’s national team overcame intense personal pain to inspire their country after the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Breaking Barriers: In Breaking Barriers, USA and Iran go head-to-head at the 1998 World Cup and amid volatile politics and intense scrutiny, broke soft diplomacy on the world stage.
One Nation: In One Nation, the France’s national team uses the 1998 World Cup to help heal the racial splits within their nation and sport.
Match for Peace: The story of how an exhibition match between World Cup champions Brazil and war torn Haiti helped lift the spirits of the island nation during one of its darkest hours.
Forever Heroes: Nearly 20 years after a plane crash killed all but three men from Zambia’s national team, Forever Heroes shows how the new survivor-led club overcame tragedy to capture the African Cup of Nations, just miles from the crash site.
World War Truce: During a tense, frozen Christmas in World War I, German and British soldiers held a secret cease-fire to play a friendly soccer game.
Rise As One premieres on Tuesday, March 25 at 8:00pm ET in the United States on FOX Sports 1.