Japan left their dressing room spotless and made origami cranes for their hosts after beating Germany at the World Cup

Japanese soccer players could be forgiven for throwing a wild party after their team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history by beating Germany 2-1 in Qatar on Wednesday.

Instead, the team left the dressing room at Khalifa International Stadium completely clean.

An image shared by FIFA, world football’s governing body, shows the ground raked, towels folded and rubbish arranged into neat piles.

According to The Evening Standard, the team also left behind origami cranes and a note in Arabic as a thank you to their hosts.

Japan fans did their part to keep Khalifa International Stadium clean after their team’s historic victory over Germany. A video clip shared by FIFA showed a number of fans collecting rubbish in the stands.

Japan came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 on Wednesday, after Ilkay Gundogan gave the 2014 World Cup winner the lead in the 33rd minute.

Ritsu Doan scored the equalizer in the 75th minute before Takuma Asano scored the winning goal eight minutes later.

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu described his team’s victory as a “historic moment”.

Captain Maya Yoshida said, “Big win, massive win. But it’s still hard to come by. It’s pretty amazing, though we have to be very humble and careful.”

Japan will next face Costa Rica on November 27.


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