Not solely did their workforce win the Group E match towards Germany 2-1 in a shock flip of occasions, however supporters went the additional mile to carry off on celebrating to verify they revered the venue.
Sure, that’s proper – regardless of the large success of the match, manners got here first for the fanbase.
Nearly as quickly as the sport concluded and gamers left the pitch, the followers of Samurai Blue (because the workforce is affectionately identified) went across the seats of Khalifa Worldwide Stadium to verify they have been left in good situation.
It’s a fairly stark distinction to the same old state stadiums are left in, with meals wrappers and drink cups are scattered in all places. And the celebrations solely actually appeared to start as soon as the place was left clear and tidy.
The footballers have been no completely different – a photograph shared by Channel 5 presenter Dan Walker revealed Japan’s squad even left their dressing room utterly spotless after the sport. Followers have been simply as tidy on the World Cup in Russia in 2018, even after a 3-2 defeat towards Belgium.
The supporters additionally confirmed exemplary manners achieve on the 2022 event opener between Qatar and Ecuador on Sunday too, regardless of their very own workforce not being concerned.
Professor of sociology at Osaka College, Scott North, told the BBC again in 2018: “Cleansing up after soccer matches is an extension of primary behaviours which can be taught in class, the place the kids clear their faculty lecture rooms and hallways.”
Amid a World Cup that has been overshadowed by controversy, these efforts appeared to please individuals on-line.