After an impressive but unsuccessful campaign, Japan's fans bow out with a clean up campaign.
But despite the heartache and the sadness at their World Cup elimination, the fans remained true to the morals and cleared up the stands before leaving – as they have done at each of their four games in Russia.
Ranked 61st, Japan had little plausible hopes of a successful FIFA 2018 campaign.
The benevolent nature displayed by the fans trickled through to the team who also left a tidied locker room along with a thank you note.
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