Japan completed one of the best upsets at the World Cup so far by beating Germany in their opening game.
But the Samurai Blue have also earned praise off the field for their fans cleaning the stands, while their players left their changing room spotless.
After describing Japan’s 2-1 victory over Germany that saw the 2014 champions throw away their lead as ‘poetic justice’, McCoist commended the nation for their gestures off the pitch.
“I don’t know if you’ve heard or seen the story of the Japanese players and staff cleaning up the dressing room, they left it absolutely meticulously clean,” the NaijaOnPoint Breakfast host said.
“As if that wasn’t enough, there’s footage going about of Japanese fans going about with bin bags even after the games.
“I’ve got to say that’s my story of the day, it’s absolutely brilliant.”
Pictures of the Samurai Blue’s changing room at the Khalifa International Stadium after the final whistle on Wednesday showed they’d left it in perfect condition.
As if it wasn’t heart warming enough to see the players had taken time to tidy the space after their historic win, they also left a thank you note, along with an array of origami birds.
England’s possible route to Qatar 2022 World Cup final with dates and times confirmed
Michael Beale: QPR expecting manager to become new Rangers boss
Ramsdale labels Ferrell ‘w**ker man’ in hilarious ‘feud’ ahead of England vs USA
Beckham open to Man United takeover involvement after Glazers put club up for sale
Rudiger slammed for ‘mocking’ Japan star Asano before Germany go on to lose
‘You treat world class players differently’ – Keane and Wright clash over Ronaldo
Their supporters showed a touch of class too, with footage showing them walking round the stadium with rubbish bags to help clean up after the fixture.
This isn’t the first time they’ve done it either, with them also doing it at the tournament’s opening clash, Qatar versus Ecuador.
With a win over Hansi Flick’s side, Japan will now be looking to beat Costa Rica on Sunday.
Should Germany then lose or draw their game against Spain, Japan will advance to the round of 16, given Germany nor Costa Rica will be able to match their tally of six points.