Japanese fans clean up the stadium after historic World Cup win over Germany


Japan enjoyed one of the most memorable days in their footballing history at the 2022 World Cup as they opened their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Germany.

Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty had given the Germans the lead in the first half, but the favorites failed to make their chances pay and then saw an effort from Kai Havertz legitimately disallowed for offside.

A few key substitutions turned the game in Japan’s favor as substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored within eight minutes of the second half to turn the game upside down and provide another shock just a day after Argentina were beaten by Argentina. ‘Saudi Arabia.

While the Japanese fans were rightly enjoying their moment in the sun, the attention of the group of Khalifa International Stadium fans quickly turned to their surroundings.

The country has gained a reputation at international tournaments for the goodwill of supporters over the years, with Samurai Blue fans regularly spotted cleaning stadiums before leaving the pitch. That’s exactly what happened after the 2-1 win.

Social media users were quick to point out the efforts of the Japanese fans, who stayed behind to help officials clean up all the trash.

There is a heightened need in the modern era for greater environmental action and awareness due to the ever-growing threat of climate change, with FIFA saying it believes the Qatar World Cup will be the first carbon-neutral tournament of its kind.

This claim, however, has been described as dangerous by environmentalists, with many pointing out how Qatar’s infrastructure for the world Cup was specially built for the event.


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