Japan’s astounding 2-1 win over Germany in the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Wednesday has left the football world in joyous disbelief.
Japan’s win came close on the heels of Saudi Arabia’s victory against the mighty Argentina.
Now, after that overwhelming win, Japanese fans have won the hearts for their off-pitch gesture.
As soon as the spectators started to vacate the Khalifa International Stadium, the venue for the match, after witnessing a historic upset, Japanese fans got to work, carrying large disposable blue garbage bags. They waded between the rows of seats and picked the waste water bottles and discarded food items.
“We never leave, Japanese never leave rubbish behind. We respect the place,” a Japanese woman is heard in an Instagram video posted by a man named Omar Farooq. Another man said they do not do it to grab the limelight. “Something you have not seen from the World Cup opening!” Farooq captioned the video in Arabic.