Japan lost the Group C game 1-2 to Didier Drogba's men despite taking an early lead and would have to produce victories against Colombia and Greece in the remaining two matches to stay alive in this World Cup.
But the technicalities of the tournament didn't stop Japan's supporters from carrying out their civic duty. They gathered strewn litter on their side of the stadium and put it in bins.
The Japanese fans' act took many by surprise by that is the country's custom
The Japanese are known for gathering waste after a sporting event in their own country but their gesture in Brazil came as a surprise to fans from other countries.
The Japanese gesture was appreciated all across with pictures of the do-gooders' spreading fast on the social media.