Senegal coach's intense celebrations makes him 'meme of the World Cup'

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The Russians started the World Cup as the lowest-ranked team at the tournament at No. 70, but they aren't playing like it.

Here is a video of Senegal picking-up the litter.

Winless in their six previous World Cup games on European soil, Japan went ahead in the opening minutes thanks to a Shinji Kagawa penalty.

Senegal beat Poland in their first Group H encounter, while all other African teams have lost their games so far.

Following the unfancied side's 2-1 victory over their South American opponents, the diligent fans were filmed putting plastic cups, bottles, cardboard and food waste left scattered below the stadium's eye-catching acid orange seats into blue bin bags. "An important aspect of Japanese society is making sure that everything is absolutely clean, and that's the case in all sporting events", sports reporter Scott McIntyre says.

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"I am the only black coach in this World Cup".

"So Japan is basically the only country in the world where people have manners". It is a habit drilled into citizens from a young age, with students expected to clean their school classrooms and hallways.

Fans of both Senegal and Japan would've been expected to celebrate their nations' wins at the 2018 FIFA World Cup by pouring out onto the streets in celebration.

Cisse captained Senegal - who qualified from Bafana Bafana's group for this year's showpiece - to their first ever win in World Cup history when a talented 2002 generation upset France in the opener of that year's tournament. Thus far, the World Cup has been hard to predict, with some of the best teams falling to underdogs and confounding the experts.

Not bad, Senegal and Japan.

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