Japan supporters celebrated a shock 2-1 victory over Germany of their opening 2022 World Cup recreation by reprising an exquisite postmatch custom that has now been practised at a number of main tournaments.
Having simply watched their facet come from a objective right down to overturn the previous champions, the Samurai Blue fans stayed behind within the stands on the Khalifa International Stadium — to not revel within the outcome however to verify they left the place in exactly the state they discovered it.
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Hundreds of blue refuse sacks had been handed out by Japan supporters in the course of the match and certain sufficient, the huge contingent used them to tidy up and acquire any litter that had been left beneath the seats.
After their stunning win towards Germany, Japan fans stayed after the match to clean up the stadium.
— ESPN (@espn) November 23, 2022
This is not the primary time Japanese matchgoers have been seen offering their very own complimentary clear-up service, having beforehand delighted onlookers by doing likewise on the 2018 World Cup in Russia, most notably after a 3-2 loss against Belgium within the spherical of 16.
What’s extra, Japan fans had been even filmed tidying up litter and discarded flags on the opening recreation of the 2022 event, regardless of their very own facet not even being concerned.
WATCH: Japanese fans clean up a stadium after the opening match on the Qatar World Cup. Dressed in Japan’s nationwide colors, the fans stayed behind to choose up trash and discarded Qatar and Ecuador flags pic.twitter.com/WkolMWgq1i
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) November 22, 2022
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