Japanese fans captured netizens’ hearts once again for cleaning up even after their beloved Samurai Blue suffered a heartbreaking loss to Croatia on Monday.
The tense match, which ended with a high-stakes penalty shootout, saw Croatia come out victorious through a 3-1 score on penalties.
Despite the loss, which ended Japan’s FIFA World Cup 2022 journey, Samurai Blue fans still tidied up Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar.
Even after a heartbreaking loss in the Round of 16 losing on pens to Croatia, Japan fans stayed after the match to clean the stadium
The beautiful game ❤️ a credit to the tournament. pic.twitter.com/D0xxqrxCkX
— ⚽️ (@away_tours) December 5, 2022
This is not the first time Samura Blue fans have gone viral for their considerate gesture. They also cleaned up after their team’s win against Spain on Thursday and loss to Costa Rica on Nov. 27, inspiring some fans from other countries to follow suit.
On Tuesday, the FIFA World Cup celebrated Japanese fans in a special video posted on Twitter. In Episode 1 of FIFA’s “The Culture Club,” Arsenal presenter Daniyal Khan and Samurai Blue superfan Akira Kohara praise Japan’s national team and their fans.
Were Japan’s fans the greatest supporters at the #FIFAWorldCup?! 🇯🇵
They went on quite the journey until their Round of 16 exit… 👀 pic.twitter.com/zAJkuOY7Ig
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 5, 2022
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