Japan were thumped out of Russia 2018 World Cup subsequent to being trounced by Belgium 3-2 but their players set an extraordinary example to other teams that have gone viral on every social media platform.
The Samurai Blue conceded a late minute goal from Nacer Chadli in their last-16 tie against Belgium to lose their chance of qualifying for the quarter-final.
Regardless of the ruthless way of their exit from the prestigious Mundial, the Japanese team kept on demonstrating the nobility, dignity, and cleanliness that had been seen by their fans earlier in the competition.
Amid the group stages, Japanese fans were seen clearing up trash left in the stands amid match day games, drawing awesome praise and accolades from football lovings fans across the world via social media.
Furthermore, it appears that their Samurai Blue has similar convictions with regards to tidiness.
After the defeat to Les Diables Rouges on Monday, the Blue Samurai’s locker room area was left totally perfect, as shown by FIFA general coordinator Priscilla Janssens who shared a photograph of their dressing room on Twitter.
😔 Lost 3-2 in the 90th minute to Belgium.
🗑 Cleaned the dressing room, left the floor spotless….
🇷🇺….and left a “Thank You” note in Russian.
👏 Pure class from Japan. 🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/SAyppZ5jwW
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 3, 2018
The Japanese team tidied up the dressing room and left a note on a cabinet in the center of the room saying ‘thank you’ in Russian. The tweet lauded the move, saying “What an example for all teams!! Privilege to work with!”
Respect to JAPAN!!!! pic.twitter.com/lPMgIt4zfo
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) July 3, 2018
Japanese fans after their heartbreaking loss to Belgium at the #worldcup , the team cleaned the lockers and the fans cleaned their seats. #japanvsbelgium #BELvJPN , classy culture that we can all learn from and use as reference. pic.twitter.com/5vWcLLZy5Q
— Steven nabil (@thestevennabil) July 2, 2018