Senegal fans praised worldwide for what they did after the Poland victory

Japan's defender Tomoaki Makino takes part in a training session in Kazan

Japan's defender Tomoaki Makino takes part in a training session in Kazan

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.

After a pulsating soccer game watched by 40,000 fans, a stadium is generally left strewn with food wrappers, drinks containers and other bits of trash, leaving cleaning staff a daunting task.

The videos have earned high praise by netizens for showing that even though they triumphed, the Japanese made sure to clean up before partying down.

While Senegal beat Poland 2-1, Egypt and Morocco could be eliminated inside the first week, while Nigeria and Tunisia lost their opening encounters.

Senegal's coach, Aliou Cisse, who captained his side in 2002 to a stunning quarter-final finish, has said he is optimistic of Africa's chances at winning the ultimate prize, despite the dismal start to this year's tournament in Russian Federation.

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Two years earlier, Yousafzai, 15 at the time, was gunned down in her native Swat Valley for advocating girls' education. Fazlullah assumed leadership of the Pakistani Taliban after Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a USA drone strike in 2013.

And then Senegal fans, after their Lions upset Poland, 2-1, followed suit. After Senegal's win, the team's fans were also seen collecting their trash.

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.

North said the fans take pride in showing others that they clean up and are respectful outside their country.

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

"What better place to make a statement about the need to care responsibly for the planet than the World Cup?" he asked.

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