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Even after they were booted out of the World Cup, the Japanese national football team gave us a lesson in grace. The good sportsmanship is another example of how Japan — players and fans — have earned the admiration of everyone at the games in Russia. This is my favourite moment of the World Cup so far; Japan fans picking up litter after their victory vs Columbia. The lessons in life we can take from the game. Need further proof the Japanese players have the kind of manners that would make your parents want to invite them around for a holiday meal?
"locker room" translation into Japanese
The Samurai Blue were eliminated in a heartbreaker on Monday, but their actions after the game scored a win. But the crushing defeat by Belgium didn't stop the Japanese national team from cleaning their locker room until it was spotless, and leaving behind a note thanking Russia for hosting them. A tweet from sports correspondent Tancredi Palmeri showing Japan's immaculate locker room and a one-word thank you note has gone viral, with more than 12, likes and 6, retweets as of Tuesday morning.
J apan suffered a devastating loss against Belgium in the knock-out round of the World Cup , after leading the game with just 25 minutes remaining in the second half. The shocking loss meant Japan was out of the soccer competition and headed home. Before they left, though, the heartbroken team showed an impressive display of good sportsmanship and even better manners. On the field, the team respectfully bowed to their opponents.