World Cup: Japan Players Leave Dressing Room Spotless After Shocking Win Over Germany

World Cup: Japan Players Leave Dressing Room Spotless After Shocking Win Over Germany

Japanese players have been hailed for leaving their dressing room absolutely spotless at the Khalifa International Stadium after beating Germany in their 2022 World Cup opening game.

Pictures shared on social media showed the floors swept, litter sorted into neat piles and even windows left open for ventilation in the Japan locker room which is adorable.

In another remarkable gesture, the Japanese players and staff also left Origami swans and a thank you note in Japanese and Arabic to their host.

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World Cup: Japanese players leave dressing room spotless after shocking win over Germany. Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer
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Qatar are the hosting nation for the 2022 World Cup and this shows that Japanese players were impressed with their hospitality.

Going into their game against Germany, the Europeans were clearly tipped to win and they even took their lead before Japan came back in the second half to win.

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Japan will now hope to continue with their impressive start at the World Cup when they face Costa Rica in their second group game on Sunday, 27 November.

Costa Rica on the other hand suffered an embarrassing defeat in their first game losing 7-0 against Spain.

Japan stun wasteful Germany

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Japan stunned Germany 2-1 in their World Cup opener on Wednesday, punishing the four-time champions for not taking their chances after they dominated the first half.

The German team covered their mouths for the team photo before the match in a powerful protest against FIFA's decision to ban rainbow-themed armbands.

Hansi Flick's team came to Qatar under huge pressure to avoid the disaster of 2018, when they failed to make it out of the group stage in Russia as holders.

They took the lead through a first-half penalty from Ilkay Gundogan and should have been out of sight after creating a host of chances.

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But Japan hung on and equalised through substitute Ritsu Doan in the 75th minute.

Takuma Asano then completed a remarkable turnaround eight minutes later, smashing the ball home to send the boisterous Japanese fans wild.

Germany's World Cup future is now on the line, with games to come in Group E against Spain and Costa Rica.

Japan are eyeing a place in the knockout round after a dramatic comeback that scarcely looked possible at the end of the first half.

Source: Sports Brief News