Japan has continued its tradition of cleaning up after themselves at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
The team: The women’s national team left their locker room spotless after their 5-0 victory in their opening match against Zambia on Saturday, also leaving behind a thoughtful “arigatou” — “thank you” in Japanese — written on a white board.
FIFA thanked the team in turn with their own post on Twitter the same day.
The fans: The team’s impressive act of tidiness was continued by its fans, who were caught on video by the BBC patrolling the stadium stands with trash bags after the game.
Japanese football fans have gained a reputation for being Good Samaritans, having made headlines multiple times during the World Cup in 2022
Their efforts in 2022 prompted FIFA to release a tribute video
to Japanese fans, highlighting their passionate support for Samurai Blue and their dedication to tidying up.