Japanese World Cup Fans Clean Up The Stadium After Winning Against Colombia

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Thus far, the World Cup has been hard to predict, with some of the best teams falling to underdogs and confounding the experts.

After a pulsating soccer game watched by 40,000 fans, a stadium is generally left strewn with food wrappers, drinks containers and other bits of trash, leaving cleaning staff a daunting task.

Videos circulated around social media showing Japanese fans with garbage bags cleaning up litter around the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia.

Cisse however agrees that after five defeats in the six games featuring African teams, the hunt for glory could take some time.

They're not alone in promoting clean spectating: Senegalese fans have also been spotted indulging their tidying-up tendencies during this year's competition; the two teams face each other on Sunday, virtually ensuring a spick-and-span stadium afterward.

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Goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako were enough for Japan to beat Colombia 2-1, before Senegal saw off Poland by the same scoreline later in the day thanks to a Thiago Cionek own goal and M'Baye Niang.

One person tweeted that Cisse was "easily the most GIFable coach at this World Cup", while another said: "Aliou Cisse staring into your SOUL as he celebrates Senegal's win over Poland!"

We don't know about you, but we think there's enough similarities here for us to be die-hard Senegal fans for the remainder of the tournament.

"It's not just part of the football culture but part of Japanese culture", McIntyre told BBC News at the time. It is a habit drilled into citizens from a young age, with students expected to clean their school classrooms and hallways.

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