In an exemplary display of proper education and awareness for the environment, Japanese fans who were in the city of Recife, Brazil to attend the match between Ivory Coast and Japan made their country proud when they were seen picking up garbage in their section after the final whistle.
Permanbuco Stadium in the city of Recife had hosted the match between Ivory Coast and Japan where the African team walked away with all important three points when they defeated the Asians 2-1.
The game witnessed more than hundreds of Japanese fans who had attended the game to cheer for their country. But after the game, the Japanese fans instead of leaving the sport arena were seen picking up trash accumulated during the match.
This has been practiced at Japanese sporting events long before this World Cup and the tradition has continued from previous World Cups.
Japanese fans have become a living example, not only for fans currently in Brazil to follow them but also for the fans around the globe who attend a match at a stadium or a sports arena.
People from Japan are generally considered one of the most disciplined and honourable people in the world and that was on show in Brazil. Hats off to Japan!
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