They may have fallen at the final hurdle, but that didn’t stop Japan from departing the 2019 Asian Cup with their usual grace and decorum.
The Blue Samurai lost 3-1 against Qatar in the final but still took the time to clean up after themselves and leave their dressing room in an even more immaculate state than which they found it.
The staff even left a thank-you message behind them at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, written in English, Arabic, and their own native tongue…
— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) 2 February 2019
As we’ve seen several times before, if you want your arena deep-cleaned after a tournament, make sure to invite Japan.