Senegal and Japan fans help clean up stadiums following World Cup games


However, while the fans reportedly celebrated recklessly, they also ensured that they methodically clean up the stadium and assemble the rubbish in a single pile.

Falcao hopes the team can now take that fighting spirit and translate it into a win Sunday against Poland, which also lost its first match in Group H.

But some fans, however, chose to clear rubbish from the stands at the stadiums.

First Japan, ranked 61st in the world, became the first Asian side to beat South American opposition at any World Cup, overcoming 16th-ranked Colombia 2-1.

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"Right now our pain is precisely because after that huge effort after scoring that goal... we lost because we were worn down, we were exhausted and even if I tried subbing on a couple of fresh players it was very hard for us to recover possession and Japan had its opportunities", Pekerman said. "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. The side has never gone beyond the second round, but fans will be hopeful they can build on a strong start and post their best-ever finish.

The day's other two matches were equally noteworthy, as Japan and Senegal became the first countries from their confederations, AFC and CAF respectively, to record wins at this World Cup.

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

Radamel Falcao wants Colombia to draw on its past mental strengths in the qualifiers to save its World Cup in Russian Federation. The West Africans, who received a lot of accolades on social media following their performance on the pitch, have added more accolades with their cleanup effort.