Japan’s jubilant players leave their dressing room spotless – and even make cute Origami swans as a thank you to their hosts – after celebrating their stunning World Cup win over Germany… as their fans also sweep up litter in the stands
- Japan caused another World Cup shock with a 2-1 victory over Germany
- Their players and staff then created another good impression off the field
- They left their dressing room spotless at the Khalifa International Stadium
- Origami swans were also left as a thank you to their Qatari hosts after the game
- In the stands, Japanese fans also tidied up litter after everyone else had left
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Japan’s players created a huge impression on the pitch at the World Cup when they stunned Germany in their opening game.
And they left positive vibes off it as well by leaving their dressing room absolutely spotless at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Pictures shared on social media showed the floors swept, litter sorted into neat piles and even windows left open for ventilation in the Japan locker room after their 2-1 win.
In a delightful touch, the Japan players and staff also left Origami swans and a thank you note in Japanese and Arabic.
It came after they registered a surprise result in their opening Group E game, leaving 2014 champions Germany floored with two late goals.
Japan’s players and staff left their dressing room spotless after celebrating a shock 2-1 win over Germany in their opening World Cup group match
The team even left Origami swans and a thank you note in Japanese and Arabic for their hosts
Two late goals sunk the Germans in the opening fixture of Group E at the Khalifa Stadium
Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano netted to turn the game on its head and leave Germany staring at an early exit for the second consecutive World Cup.
Japan move on to play Costa Rica in their second game on Sunday knowing a win will take them through to the knockout stages. Costa Rica were thrashed 7-0 by Spain on Wednesday.
The Japanese fans in Qatar also left a positive impression, picking up litter that had been left in the stands even as they celebrated a famous win.
Supporters in the country’s blue colours grabbed waste bags and began sweeping up discarded bottles and food wrappers in a show of respect.
Japanese fans also cleaned up litter in the stands after their famous victory over Germany
Supporters picked up rubbish bags and picked up bottles and other debris in the stands
A Japanese fan clears rubbish from the stands after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Germany and Japan
SUNDAY: Japan fans have stunned Qatar by clearing up a World Cup stadium in a game their country wasn’t even involved in
It led to social media jokes that Japan had well and truly ‘cleaned up’ on and off the pitch against Germany.
Neither gesture is anything new to the Japanese, however. A small group of their fans stayed behind after the opening World Cup game between Qatar and Ecuador to tidy up, to the astonishment of their hosts.
Pictured were also shared of spotless Japan dressing rooms at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2019 Asian Cup, also held in Qatar.
It was the same story back in 2018 when the Japan players left their dressing rooms tidy
The Japan team also tidied their dressing room when they came to Qatar for the Asian Cup