“After a historic win over Germany in the World Cup, Japanese fans cleaned up their trash in the stadium, while Japan’s players left their dressing room at Khalifa International Stadium like this. Flawless. Domo Arigato (thank you in Japanese, editor’s note).” Here is the message that FIFA posted on social networks, photo in support. On a second photo posted a few moments later, we can see that the Japanese team left small origami on the main table in the locker room.
Japan had already distinguished itself by the cleanliness of its locker room at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The players and staff of the Japanese team had cleaned up everything after the cruel defeat against the Red Devils in the round of 16. Before leaving, they had also left some origami and a “thank you” in Russian.
Japanese fans have the same mindset as their national team. This Wednesday, after the victory against Germany, the fans took care to clean everything on their way to the stands. They have done the same in other matches they have attended since the start of the competition, including the opening premiere between Qatar and Ecuador.