Japan World Cup team leave dressing room spotless after beating Germany

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By Asiya Ali

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The Japan World Cup team has left their dressing room spotless after their incredible win over Germany.

On Wednesday (November 23), the Japanese players created a huge impression on the pitch at the football tournament when they beat the European team 2-1 in their opening game.

Despite the victorious win, the team didn't get carried away with the result as they cleaned their dressing room. They also left Origami swans and a heartwarming "thank you" message in Japanese and Arabic.

Pictures from Japan's locker room shared on social media by FIFA displayed the pristine floors, garbage sorted into neat piles and even windows left open for ventilation.

Check out the spotless locker room and message below:

FIFA captioned the post on Twitter: "After a historic victory against Germany at the #FIFAWorldCup on Match Day 4, Japan fans cleaned up their rubbish in the stadium, whilst the @jfa_samuraiblue left their changing room at Khalifa International Stadium like this. Spotless. Domo Arigato."

Many users took to the social media platform to share their appreciation for the Samurai Blues' perfect manners in cleaning up after their achievement.

One user wrote praised: "Crane origami expresses gratitude and spirit for soccer games. Japanese people are people who dress well and pay respect."

Another delighted football fan chimed in and said: "Classic and beautiful! These are the morals and cultures that we need to take to world events such as the World Cup because they absolutely teach the rest of those who [don't] practice the beauty of living in a safe and clean environment. Fight for this culture, not the other one!"

A third exhilarated fan commented: "This is them. This is normal to them. Japanese people are like this. Salute! Humans should be like this! Regardless of which country you came from!"

Lastly, a fourth user expressed: "Congrats, @jfa_samuraiblue, your behavior is prestigious as always! For you, @FIFAcom, what I enjoyed the most today was the Germany squad gesture! Bravo @DFB_Team!"

Japanese football fans were also praised for their respectful etiquette on Sunday (November 20), after the opening fixture with Qatar and Ecuador, as they stayed behind to clean up despite their national team not playing that day.

Just like they did during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, many admirable fans - dressed in their national colors - walked around the stadium to pick up the empty bottles and food wrapping left in the stands.

The heartwarming act was filmed and posted by influencer Omar Farooq from Bahrain on Instagram, who said in shock: "The Japanese fans decided to clean the stadium. It’s not even their match!"

When he asked them: "Why are you cleaning something not related to you?" the Japanese fans responded: "Japanese never leave rubbish behind us. We respect the place."

It seems like the country has continued to gain a reputation for its kindhearted gestures at international tournaments, four years on.

Japan will resume its World Cup campaign on Sunday (November 27) when they take on Costa Rica, before facing Spain next Thursday (December 1).

Featured image credit: World Cup / Alamy

Japan World Cup team leave dressing room spotless after beating Germany

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By Asiya Ali

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The Japan World Cup team has left their dressing room spotless after their incredible win over Germany.

On Wednesday (November 23), the Japanese players created a huge impression on the pitch at the football tournament when they beat the European team 2-1 in their opening game.

Despite the victorious win, the team didn't get carried away with the result as they cleaned their dressing room. They also left Origami swans and a heartwarming "thank you" message in Japanese and Arabic.

Pictures from Japan's locker room shared on social media by FIFA displayed the pristine floors, garbage sorted into neat piles and even windows left open for ventilation.

Check out the spotless locker room and message below:

FIFA captioned the post on Twitter: "After a historic victory against Germany at the #FIFAWorldCup on Match Day 4, Japan fans cleaned up their rubbish in the stadium, whilst the @jfa_samuraiblue left their changing room at Khalifa International Stadium like this. Spotless. Domo Arigato."

Many users took to the social media platform to share their appreciation for the Samurai Blues' perfect manners in cleaning up after their achievement.

One user wrote praised: "Crane origami expresses gratitude and spirit for soccer games. Japanese people are people who dress well and pay respect."

Another delighted football fan chimed in and said: "Classic and beautiful! These are the morals and cultures that we need to take to world events such as the World Cup because they absolutely teach the rest of those who [don't] practice the beauty of living in a safe and clean environment. Fight for this culture, not the other one!"

A third exhilarated fan commented: "This is them. This is normal to them. Japanese people are like this. Salute! Humans should be like this! Regardless of which country you came from!"

Lastly, a fourth user expressed: "Congrats, @jfa_samuraiblue, your behavior is prestigious as always! For you, @FIFAcom, what I enjoyed the most today was the Germany squad gesture! Bravo @DFB_Team!"

Japanese football fans were also praised for their respectful etiquette on Sunday (November 20), after the opening fixture with Qatar and Ecuador, as they stayed behind to clean up despite their national team not playing that day.

Just like they did during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, many admirable fans - dressed in their national colors - walked around the stadium to pick up the empty bottles and food wrapping left in the stands.

The heartwarming act was filmed and posted by influencer Omar Farooq from Bahrain on Instagram, who said in shock: "The Japanese fans decided to clean the stadium. It’s not even their match!"

When he asked them: "Why are you cleaning something not related to you?" the Japanese fans responded: "Japanese never leave rubbish behind us. We respect the place."

It seems like the country has continued to gain a reputation for its kindhearted gestures at international tournaments, four years on.

Japan will resume its World Cup campaign on Sunday (November 27) when they take on Costa Rica, before facing Spain next Thursday (December 1).

Featured image credit: World Cup / Alamy