Japan played their best against Belgium in the Round of 16 clash on Monday night. However, they lost after a late stoppage time goal scored by the Red Devils side. But even after their exit from the FIFA World Cup. The Japanese fans impressed everyone across the globe when they were captured by cleaning the stadium stands after the match.
Not just the fans but also the Japanese players cleaned all their changing rooms and left a sweet Thank You note before they left the country.
The fans and the viewers were left awestruck by this sweet gesture of the Japan players and they also won several accolades for the same. Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif too praised them by posting the pic of the Japanese players cleaning the stadiums on his Twitter handle.
Here’s what he tweeted:
"After being 0-2 down, incredible comeback from Belgium to win 3-2. But these visuals after the match of Japan fans staying behind to clean the stadium up in spite of the defeat is so wonderful. A wonderful culture and truly class. Hope few of our fans can learn and emulate #BELJPN.”
Ismael Lopez Medel also took to Twitter to praise these Japanese players and their kind act which won his heart. He posted the pics of the locker room which was cleaned by the players and wrote, “Japan was winning comfortably 0-2 against Belgium but ended up losing 3-2 with a 94-minute goal from Belgium. This is how they left their locker room. World champions, if you ask me. #WorldCup.”
Take a look at the tweet here:
Here are some more pics which saw how the players and the fans are cleaning the stadium. We should all learn such etiquettes from here.
Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui scored two magnificent goals in a space of four minutes from the get-go in the second half to give Japan a 2-0 lead. Be that as it may, Belgium battled back and in the long run won the match 3-2. Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini scored through two transcending headers to put Belgium level and Nacer Chadli scored at the passing before the last shriek of the match.
Now Belgium will play against Brazil on 6th July in the quarter-finals at the Kazan Arena in Kazan.