Senegal fans stun social media by tidying-up stadium after Poland win

Carrie Guzman
June 20, 2018

Confounding grim pre-tournament predictions, the host nation earned a second straight emphatic victory to start the group stage by beating Egypt 3-1 in Group A. Having already routed Saudi Arabia 5-0, Russian Federation are likely to be celebrating a spot in the round of 16 by this evening and few could have seen that happening so soon.

With their surprise win against Colombia on Tuesday, the Japanese soccer team won their first World Cup game since 2010.

They showed up at the World Cup match sporting trash bags. The 2-1 victory over Colombia yesterday was another surprising result in an unpredictable tournament.

In the match where odds were stacked against the island nation, the Japanese took advantage of Colombia's 10-man squad after defender Carlos Sanchez earned the first red card of the championship for a blatant handball.

The Colombians squeezed in an equaliser with a free kick by Juan Quintero minutes before the half-time break.

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

Following their 2-1 World Cup win against Poland, their fans stayed behind to clean up the mess they had made in all the excitement. 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.

Japan and Senegal meet in a Group H clash on Sunday and, judging from their behaviour earlier this week, the stadium could be left cleaner than it ever has been before.

Check out the brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna featuring a very sad Salah, the high-powered hosts are heading to the last 16 and English pundits are up for a scrap.

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