Japan team cleans locker room after World Cup heartbreak, leaves thank you note
The cleanest football team in the world.
Japanese fans are the best.
They have been absolutely killing it at this year’s world cup.
Apparently, that civility extends to the players themselves.
Priscilla Janssens, UEFA general director, shared what the team did right after their heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Belgium in the round of 16 on July 3.
The plaudits followed soon after.
Japan was eliminated from the World Cup today in a game where they were leading 2-0. Despite their heartbreak they took the time to clean their bench and locker room leaving it perfectly clean. Thank you for being an example of pure class and I hope more take your lead. pic.twitter.com/NoDKascNie
— Walsh U. Soccer (@WalshU_Soccer) July 3, 2018
With some pointing out the thank you note they left behind.
In which, they wrote thank you, in Russian no less, to the host country.
And if you look real carefully, they even folded little origami swans.
The Japanese players are also one of the cleanest teams with the fewest yellow cards.
They accumulated five yellow cards in total throughout the tournament.
Teams that still in the tournament with fewer cards are England (two yellow cards) and Uruguay (one yellow card).
Japanese fans clean stadium
Despite their heartbreak and in between sobs, Japanese fans cleaned up the stadium after being defeated by the Belgians with a last-gasp goal.
Top image via Twitter