Japanese players leave dressing room ‘spotless’ after upset World Cup win over Germany


Japan’s 2-1 comeback win over powerhouse Germany at the World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday shocked the footballing world, but its win wasn’t the only thing that drew some attention.

After the win, the Japanese soccer team took the time to clean their dressing room, FIFA reported. A picture shared by FIFA showed the dressing room with the floors swept and towels folded. Not only did the room appear immaculate, but the team left origami cranes and a thank-you note in both Japanese and Arabic.

In its tweet, FIFA described the dressing room at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha as “clean”.

In addition, Japan’s fans also took the time to clean up the stands, FIFA added.

“Great respect for these Japanese fans,” FIFA wrote in a video shared on Twitter, which showed a number of fans collecting rubbish from the stands.

“Supporters stayed behind to help collect plastic bottles and clean up the stadium,” FIFA said tweeted.

Japan meets Costa Rica in their second game of Group E on Sunday at 5 p.m. EST. Japan are currently second in Group E behind leaders Spain, both on three points. The top two teams in the group advance to the knockout stages.

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