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DUBAI: Once again, Japanese fans and players make headlines for their utmost respect and tidiness at FIFA World Cup’s Qatar stadium, after Japan historically won against four-time champions Germany on Wednesday’s match.
In a tweet posted by FIFA’s official account, the national team’s players were praised for their “traditional” practice of tidying up the changing room.
The locker room was left cleaned up, with origami cranes placed on the table to show respect for the host. “Spotless. Domo Arigato (Thank you),” FIFA said in the tweet.
After an 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.— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) November 23, 2022
Domo Arigato.👏🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/NuAQ2xrwSI
Similarly, Japanese fans also swept up the stadium after the match, making sure to leave no trash behind.
Another tweet from FIFA showed a video of the fans staying behind to tidy up. The tweet said: “It’s not only three points that Japan have in the bag.”
Fans posted a video of the stadium staff expressing gratitude for Japanese supporters over a loudspeaker, as well as a photo taken together with them.
The tweet said: “Immediately after the match against Germany, the volunteer staff gathered in a hurry to directly thank Japanese fans for cleaning up the stadium. It’s a really amazing sight.”
ドイツ戦直後、日本人サポーターによるスタジアムのゴミ拾い活動についてボランティアスタッフから直接御礼を言いたいとのことで急遽集められました。— Kazuki Okamoto | オカモト・カズキ (@photofoot23) November 23, 2022
*With JIJI Press