Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Polite Japan Fans Clean Stadium After World Cup Win

Polite Japan Fans Clean Stadium After World Cup Win

According to TyC Sports, Senegal had designated fans who ensured their sectors were clear before they left the Otkritie Arena in Moscow.

For starters, the Japanese fans have made headlines for continuing their practice of respectfully picking up trash and cleaning up stadiums after their games.

The Blue Samurai supporters did likewise at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with Japan-based football journalist Scott McIntyre explaining that cleanliness is considered a vitally important part of everyday life in the country.

But after the team swept Colombia off the pitch, Japanese fans also did their share of sweeping: meticulously cleaning up their rows and seats in the stadium.

Japan was the first country to actually pick up their litter succeeding their football match with Colombia.

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Their actions touched the hearts of the world on social media as they were praised for their efforts and representing the game in a positive light.

"You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture".

Japan and Senegal are the feel-good underdog stories of the FIFA World Cup 2018 with their performances against Colombia and Poland respectively. The supporters of Japan came with bin bags and cleaned up their part of the stadium.

In 1994, Colombian defender Andres Escobar was murdered days after he scored an own goal in a 2-1 group-stage loss to the United States that ended the team's World Cup.

Interestingly both teams will lock horns on June 24th where the Taranga Lions will be hoping to take control of Group H should they earn another victory against Japan.

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