Japan and Senegal Supporters Filmed Cleaning World Cup Stadiums

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Argentine network TyC Sports shared a video of the kind act, saying that instead of celebrating the victory Senegalese fans showed respect by cleaning up their sector.

This was due to the fact that they were busy picking up litter and tidying their section of the stand at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow.

The West African country's fans chose to tidy up after their 2-1 victory against Poland in the World Cup in Russian Federation yesterday.

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.

The Japanese have once again proven to the world that they are a people with a strong sense of civic duty.

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.

Yet despite those previously positive signs, the fabled prediction by Brazilian World Cup legend Pele that Africa would have a world champion by the turn of the century is now 18 years overdue.

And then Senegal fans, after their Lions upset Poland, 2-1, followed suit.

Japan-based football writer Scott McIntyre told the BBC that cleaning up after themselves is something that is drilled into these supporters from a young age back home.

The second half was all Japan, however, and in the 73rd minute Yuya Osako headed home a Honda corner to secure his team a historic win and only their fifth victory in World Cup history. "An important aspect of Japanese society is making sure that everything is absolutely clean and that's the case in all sporting events", McIntyre explained.

Not bad, Senegal and Japan.

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