Japan leaves 'thank you' note and clean lockers after World Cup loss

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A photo that has gone viral shows that Japan's program left behind a fastidious locker room, along with a note that said "thank you" in Russian and was signed "Japan".

Many fans were pictured with tears streaming down their faces at the agony of their defeat, but it did not stop them taking refuse bags and collecting the litter in the Rostov Arena - long after everyone else had left. The answers, delivered over a five-goal second half that saw the Europeans come back from two goals down to find an injury-time victor: Japan absolutely belonged, and Belgium has the stomach to fight back.

Despite a 3am kickoff in Japan, the trending hashtag "Nebusoku Japan" which translates to "lack of sleep Japan" ensured a huge following in the country. Belgium are one of the only three teams to win all their three group stage matches.

"At 2-2 I thought we were heading for a penalty shootout.it's crushing", he said. "I want it to be Brazil's", he said.

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We tried to surround him with the right players to take advantage of that talent, it is a talent that no other team has. Spain midfielder David Silva said his side will be treating the match "as if we were playing against Brazil".

Speaking after the game, Hazard, who supplied the cross for Fellaini's goal, remarked how the impact of substitutes was decisive.

"Now we can be more aggressive, we have the spirit and mentality to win and I think we can match Belgium mentally".

"Anyway, I'll do my best".

"You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture", Japan-based soccer journalist Scott McIntyre told the BBC at the time.

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But a 2-0 defeat to South Korea condemned Germany to finish bottom of Group F, and many rival fans enjoying the nation's failures. South Korea kept Germany from advancing to the group of 16 with a pair of awesome goals in stoppage time.

Kaneshita Misaki, 23, added: "That was a spirited battle".

The Asian supporters were also pictured collecting rubbish from the stands moments after watching their side crash out in the most dramatic of circumstances.

The federation came in for heavy criticism for the dismissal so close to the tournament but Japan's performances in Russia suggested it was a gamble that paid off.

The former FC Tokyo player, who also had a stint with Italian side Cesena, took to social media to herald the permanent move to Galatasaray, where he raised the Turkish first-division trophy last season after arriving on loan.

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"(At the end) I was questioning myself, whether I had control of the game.

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