After watching their team come from a goal down to upset the former champions, Samurai Blue fans stayed behind in the stands at the Khalifa International Stadium – not to enjoy the result but to make sure they were in fine condition I left the place they found it.
Hundreds of blue garbage bags were handed out by Japan supporters during the match and, of course, the huge contingent used them to clean up and collect any rubbish left under the seats.
After their shock victory against Germany, Japan fans stayed to clean up the stadium after the match.
— ESPN (@espn) November 23, 2022
It is not the first time Japanese matchgoers have been seen providing their own complimentary clear-up service, having previously delighted spectators at the 2018 World Cup in Russia in a similar fashion, notably After a 3-2 loss against Belgium In the round of 16.
What’s more, Japan fans were even filmed cleaning up litter and removing flags at the opening game of the 2022 tournament, while their own team was not involved.
WATCH: Japanese fans clean the stadium after the opening match of the Qatar World Cup. Dressed in Japan’s national colors, fans stayed behind to pick up the trash and removed the flags of Qatar and Ecuador pic.twitter.com/WkolMWgq1i
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) November 22, 2022
They are really great guests.