Japanese fans praise stadium cleaning after World Cup win over Germany

Japanese soccer fans were spotted cleaning up trash at Qatar’s Khalifa International Stadium after their team’s historic 2-1 win over Germany in Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup match.

Japan defeated Four-time World Cup winners Germany will face Costa Rica for the first time on 27 November.

The FIFA World Cup has posted a video on Twitter that shows Japanese fans packing their trash into plastic bags and cleaning them up as they leave the stadium. Since then, the video has gone viral, and their ethics have been lauded internationally.

In a separate Twitter post, FIFA thanked the Japanese players for cleaning up and tidying up the changing rooms after the game.

The team folded their towels, laid out the food containers on the counter, and left the locker room with words of thanks and 11 origami cranes.

FOX Soccer commented, “The fans and the players are all from Japan.” on Twitter.

Japanese fans were also spotted cleaning the stadium after the opening games of Qatar and Ecuador, even though their teams weren’t playing.The Sports Network captured and posted the moment. did on TikTok.

When asked why he helped clean up a game where the national team wasn’t involved, one fan replied, “Japanese people never leave trash behind. We respect the place.”

japanese fan behaved similarly When the team lost to Belgium in the 2018 Russia World Cup.Japanese fan called left a comment FIFA explained in a Twitter post that the Japanese have been taught the habit since elementary school.

“It’s a common occurrence in Japanese schools, and since when has it been this way? I’ve seen children in other countries doing the same thing, but I never asked them what they thought of it.” No. Not everyone in Japan thinks this custom is great, but we embrace it,” said a user. I have written.

Another Japanese fan said, “In Japan, ‘appreciation’ and ‘respect’ are pervasive as morals.” I commented.

Aldogra Fredry


Aldgra Fredly is a Malaysia-based freelance writer covering Asia Pacific news for The Epoch Times.