Senegal fans celebrate victory over Poland by cleaning the stadium

Lynette Rowe
June 21, 2018

Russian Federation are enjoying quite the party at their own World Cup and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow them down yesterday.

The video clip of the dashing manager's fist-pumping celebration soon made it onto social media, where it has been hailed as "the meme of the 2018 World Cup".

Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opening Group H match on Tuesday, the first time an Asian team has overcome a South American one at the World Cup.

Aliou Cisse provided what has been dubbed "one of the great World Cup coaching celebrations" - a fist-pump flawless for a reaction gif. The 2-1 victory over Colombia yesterday was another surprising result in an unpredictable tournament.

Yuya Osako won a bouncing ball to begin a sequence that led to the red card and the penalty.

Fastidious Japanese fans took a brief break from celebrating a historic and shock World Cup victory over Colombia to clean up rubbish discarded on the floor of the stadium, earning them praise and inspiring other nations to follow suit.

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"Now we need African coaches for our continent to go ahead", Senegal's Aliou Cisse said through a translator on Monday, a day ahead of his nation's World Cup opener against Poland.

Senegal became the first African team to win at this year's World Cup after Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia all lost.

Not bad, Senegal and Japan.

Japanese fans clean up the stadium after their 2014 World Cup soccer match against Greece at the Dunas arena in Natal, Brazil, on June 19, 2014.

While the Senegalese supporters could have been forgiven for going on a wild party the second the match ended, instead they did something far better.

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