Japanese football team, which was considered underdogs, had made a heartbreaking exit from the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia. A couple of nights ago, the Japanese lost in a spirited knockout encounter with the Belgian team. The Belgians beat the Japanese with 3 goals to 2.
Apart from their inspiring performance on the field, the Japanese team has won millions of hearts with their touching gesture and a true sportsmanship. After the defeat, the Japanese team had left a note with "ÑÐ¿Ð°ÑÐ¸Ð±Ð¾" (Russian for Thank you) and even cleaned up their locker room.
The Japanese fans are not behind in terms of showcasing their exemplary humility. In the last week of June, after Japan beat Columbia, all the Japanese fans cleaned up the entire gallery in the stadium. And on Monday, after losing to Belgium, the Japanese footballers bowed down to their fans to show their gratitude.