Images show the Japanese team’s dressing room after their match with Croatia at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Social media users recently shared mages purporting to show the Japanese team’s dressing room after their match with Croatia at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The images show rooms littered with empty plastic bottles, used tissues, food waste, and cigarette butts left on the floor.
Misbar investigated the circulating claim and found it to be misleading.
The images date back to March 2022. They show the dressing room of Italy’s Football team after their 1-0 defeat to North Macedonia during the FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff semi-final match on March 24, 2022.
Several news websites reported the incident in March 2022.
A video documenting the incident was also shared online.
Leonardo Bonucci Apologizes
On March 28, Leonardo Bonucci, Italy's defender, apologized on behalf of the Italian national team. The apology came after the team faced harsh criticism for leaving the dressing room in shambles.
“It was a big mistake, next time, we’ll pay more attention,” said Bonucci.
Japan vs. Croatia
This allegation was circulated after Croatia's national team defeated Japan 3-1 on penalties yesterday, Monday November 5.
During the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, social media users paid attention to the tidy dressing rooms of the Japanese team.
Japanese fans also garnered attention as photos of fans cleaning the World Cup 2022 stadiums were shared online.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
The FIFA World Cup is being held in an Arab country for the first time in history.
The tournament, which began on November 20, is expected to continue until December 18.