Japanese football supporters who are travelling with the team are leaving an unmatchable precedent of sorts for other fans to follow with their cleaning drive becoming more profound with every game.
The match between Japan and Greece which ended in a 0-0 draw, with Japan unable to make use of the possession to claim victory saw Japanese fans cleaning up the stadium again. Brazilian football authorities, who are quite impressed by this gesture said “It is an opportunity to learn from other cultures during the World Cup.”
After the game, Japanese fans were seen with blue rubbish bags scouring the stadium for any mess to make sure Arena das Dunas was left in good condition.
The Brazilian media reports that these fans start their cleaning activity even before the final whistle is blown and are quite surprised by the attention their gesture has received. The pictures of Japanese fans cleaning the stadium after their game against Ivory Coast went viral over the internet.
Japan face Columbia in their final match on Tuesday and need to win it to have any chance of qualifying to the next round otherwise their fans are going to make the headlines again.