World Cup 2022: Japan didn't just clean up the stadium after beating Germany – they left a gift in the dressing room

Japan celebrates a goal during a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Japan and Germany at Khalifa International Stadium on November 23, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
(Image credit: Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Japan's fans stayed in the stadium long after their side's famous World Cup 2022 win over Germany yesterday – but not to party. Quite the opposite.

Japanese fans are well-known for staying after the match to tidy up the ground, having done the same thing at the 2018 World Cup, too. Yesterday was no different despite the euphoria of the win over the Germans, with Blue Samurai fans containing their joy to soberly pick up rubbish from the seats of the Khalifa International Stadium. 

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