Japan clocked a historic first-ever victory over Germany in the
2022 World Cup group stage match in Qatar on Wednesday. In addition to the joy
of victory, the Japanese team won thousands of hearts with their incredible
gesture when they cleaned their locker room and left it spotless after beating

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FIFI while sharing the picture of the sparkling locker room via
Tweet wrote, “After a historic victory against Germany at the #FIFAWorldCup on
Match Day 4, Japan fans cleaned up their rubbish in the stadium, whilst the
@jfa_samuraiblue left their changing room at Khalifa International Stadium like
this. Spotless.”

The posted picture showed the towels, water bottles, and food
containers all arranged in a neat manner on the counter in the center of the
room. Additionally, the Japanese squad also left a note saying “thank you” in
Japanese and Arabic folded in the style of paper cranes. 

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FIFA also acknowledged the gesture of Japanese fans in the
post-match stadium clean-up service, which is their ritual. Japanese fans
remained in the stadium’s stands even after the 2-1 victory, to clean up the
garbage in the Khalifa International Stadium, instead of celebrating the win.

The supporters were seen taking out disposable rubbish bags soon
after the match ended stadium started to get vacated. They were walking around
the stadium picking up used bottles, cups, food wrappers, and even discarded
German flags. 

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The gesture impressed the social users and left them in an awe of
Japanese values and culture well expressed by the team and fans present in the

A similar gesture was also spotted on Sunday, November 20 after
the inaugural game of the Qatar World Cup 2022 between Qatar and Ecuador, where
Qatar was defeated by Ecuador.

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The stunning Japanese 2-1 victory was driven by Ritsu Doan and
Takuma Asano’s blow in the last 15 minutes over Germany on Wednesday. Germany
is a four-time champion in the World Cup.