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

Lynette Rowe
June 22, 2018

Senegal pulled off an upset against Poland, winning an important Group H match.

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.

With their surprise win against Colombia on Tuesday, the Japanese soccer team won their first World Cup game since 2010.

But some fans, however, made a decision to clear rubbish from the stands at the stadiums.

The gesture wasn't just extended to fans in wheelchairs, either - according to GNN's Russian correspondent, Timofey Yakovets, the sombreros were basically just being given to any person who shared their love for the World Cup.

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TOKYO, June 22 ― Armchair Japan fans following their team's 2-1 World Cup win over Colombia risked triggering a plumbing disaster of biblical proportions when millions rushed to the toilet at half-time.

"You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture", he said. Though it might seem exceptional in other countries, taking responsibility for cleaning up is seen as standard in Japan.

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

Colombia are now in real danger of not qualifying for the round of 16, with matches against Senegal and Poland still on the schedule.

Japan now go on to play Senegal on Sunday - with officials in Tokyo saying they will be ready for the increased demand the fixture is expected to place on the city's waterworks.

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