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FIFA 2018 World Cup: Japan fans clean the stadium even after losing to Belgium

The heartbreaking loss to Belgium didn't affect their sense of duty

Prabhjeet Sethi @SinghOfGudTimes 3 July 2018, 4:56 PM
A Japan fan after his team's loss at the Rostov Arena

A Japan fan after his team's loss at the Rostov Arena Image: Twitter

Japan fans have impressed everyone yet again.

They first cleaned up the stadium stands after their group-stage clash against Senegal. And now, they again proved to be good Samaritans even after getting knocked out of the FIFA World Cup at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don.

After securing a super surprising 2-0 lead against Belgium, they let the round-of-16 clash slip off their hands, eventually losing 2-3 to Belgium. But the defeat didn’t let them down.

Staying back after the 90 minutes were over, they set a fine example for every other visitor in Russia.

Belgium scored in the nick of time to ensure a quarter-final clash against Brazil on July 6. According to statistics, the Japan-Belgium round-of-16 game was the first World Cup game in 48 years where an opponent converted a 0-2 deficit into a victory.

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