Tears of Joy
JULY 17 2011: Homare Sawa (10) of the Japan WNT at the end of the final of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup against the USA WNT at FIFA World Cup Stadium, in Frankfurt, Germany.Japan champions after extra time penalty kicks. MORE IN THE GALLERY "People" at www.tonyquinnphotos.com
I personally love this photo, I have known Homare for ten years, and it was quite a thrill for me when she, and her teammates rushed to my end of the field to congratulate their goalkeeper. Then someone stepped into the light, off camera, to her right, and blocked some of the light which, I think added to the dramatic "spotlight" effect on her face. One of my favorites. Right place at the right time.
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