Japan’s jubilant players leave their dressing rooms spotless – and even make cute Origami swans as a thank you to their hosts – after celebrating their stunning World Cup win over Germany… while their fans also pick up the trash in the stands
- Japan caused another shock at the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Germany
- Their players and staff then created another good impression off the pitch
- They left their dressing room immaculate at the Khalifa International Stadium
- Origami swans were also left as a thank you to their Qatari hosts after the game
- In the stands, the Japanese supporters also tidied up the rubbish after everyone else left
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The Japanese players made a big impression on the pitch at the World Cup when they stunned Germany in their opener.
And they also left positive vibes by leaving their locker room absolutely spotless at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Footage shared on social media showed floors swept, rubbish sorted into neat piles and even windows left open for ventilation in Japan’s dressing room after their 2-1 win.
In a delightful touch, Japanese players and staff also left Origami swans and a thank you note in Japanese and Arabic.
It came after they recorded a surprise result in their Group E opener, leaving 2014 champions Germany on the floor two goals down.
Japanese players and staff left their dressing rooms spotless after celebrating a shock 2-1 win over Germany in their opening World Cup group game
The team even left Origami swans and a thank you note in Japanese and Arabic for their hosts.
Two late goals sank the Germans in the Group E opener at the Khalifa Stadium
Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored to turn the tide and let Germany consider an early exit for the second consecutive World Cup.
Japan face Costa Rica in their second game on Sunday, knowing a victory will take them to the round of 16. Costa Rica were beaten 7-0 by Spain on Wednesday.
Japanese fans in Qatar also left a positive impression, picking up trash that had been left in the stands even as they celebrated a famous victory.
The country’s blue-coloured supporters grabbed bin bags and began sweeping up discarded bottles and food wrappers as a sign of respect.
Japanese fans also cleared the rubbish from the stands after their famous victory against Germany
Fans picked up trash bags and picked up bottles and other debris from the stands
A Japanese fan cleans up the rubbish from the stands after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Germany and Japan
SUNDAY: Japanese fans stunned Qatar as they cleaned up a World Cup stadium during a game their country wasn’t even involved in
This led to jokes on social media that Japan had indeed ‘cleaned up’ on and off the pitch against Germany.
However, none of these gestures are new to the Japanese. A small group of their fans stayed after the World Cup opener between Qatar and Ecuador to clean up, much to the astonishment of their hosts.
In the photo, Japan’s immaculate dressing rooms were also shared during the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2019 Asian Cup, also held in Qatar.
It was the same story in 2018 when Japanese players left their dressing rooms tidy
The Japan team also tidied up their dressing room when they came to Qatar for the Asian Cup