Senegal and Japan fans tidy up after their World Cup matches

Senegal and Japan fans tidy up after their World Cup matches

Senegal and Japan fans tidy up after their World Cup matches

Footage shows a group of Senegalese supporters picking up trash left behind after their match with Poland.

The search for the World Cup's most polite fans is down to two finalists: Japan and Senegal. "We are Senegal but I can guarantee the whole of Africa is supporting the Senegal team".

Meanwhile, the team's fans were winning hearts elsewhere in the stadium, taking it upon themselves to clean the stands before celebrating properly.

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A Japan-based football journalist, Scott McIntyre, told the BBC that cleaning up is "part of Japanese culture".

Japan's Yuya Osako (second right) celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group H against Colombia at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk.

As reported by Chris Wright of ESPN FC, both sets of fans temporarily paused their celebrations after opening wins to pick up litter in the seats around them.

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Japan coach Akira Nishino talked before the match of his worry about the "psychological impact" of Monday's natural disaster which hit the Japanese city of Osaka during morning rush hour, killing at least five people.

"Senegal achieved a historic triumph", Argentinian media outlet TyC Sports tweeted.

According to a translation of the video, the Colombian man filming the Japanese fans can be heard praising the nation's culture and scolding his own people for not following their example. Senegal's victory made them the only African team to win in the first round of matches. Poland kept up their dismal streak of World Cup starts they have four losses and three draws since beating Argentina in 1974.

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Japan and Senegal face each other in a Group H match on Sunday, June 24.

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