Japan seals historic win over 10-man Colombia

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A video showed fans removing rubbish from the Otkrytiye Arena, in Moscow, after they'd gone insane following their win (which we can't blame them for).

An Argentine TV channel showed Senegalese fans to fanning out on the stands and picking up trash and putting it in a pile following their win at the Spartak stadium in Moscow.

Not only did these teams impress World Cup viewers - their fans did, too.

While Japanese fans can be seen doing their bit alongside Columbian supporters at Mordovia Arena in Saransk.


Following the unfancied side's 2-1 victory over their South American opponents, the diligent fans were filmed putting plastic cups, bottles, cardboard and food waste left scattered below the stadium's eye-catching acid orange seats into blue bin bags.

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

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.

The African side started their campaign with an impressive 2-1 win sparking mass jubilation among the passionate supporters.


Scott North, a professor at Osaka University in Japan, explained that Japanese citizens were taught from a young age to clean up after themselves at all times. "We are on the way, and I'm sure that Senegal, Nigeria or other African countries will be able win, just like Brazil, Germany or other European countries".

North said the fans take pride in showing others that they clean up and are respectful outside their country.

Even if you're not insane about sports, the World Cup often brings out the best stories of compassion and worldwide peace.


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