PHOTOS: Japanese fans clean their section stadium despite losing 2-1 to Ivory Coast at World Cup

By Ned Kelly, June 18, 2014

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Despite seeing the Blue Samurais lose 2-1 against Didier Drogba's Ivory Coast at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Japanese spectators armed with bin liners patrolled their side of the stadium and gathered up discarded litter.

While gathering waste after a sporting event is customary in Japan, the spectators’ actions still won them the admiration of football fans from around the world, who are more inclined to drown their sorrows in river of Cachaça...


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