Japan and Senegal fans clean stadiums after World Cup matches

Japan and Senegal fans clean stadiums after World Cup matches

Japan and Senegal fans clean stadiums after World Cup matches

No African country has ever got as far as the World Cup semi-finals and only three times has the continent had a side progress to the last eight.

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 manager Aliou Cisse, the only African coach to record a victory at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has opened up about his ambition to pioneer a new era of black coaches.

Russian Federation has a lot of measures in place to cop the amount of waste and this includes 15000 volunteers for the sole aim of keeping the stadium clean but let's just say Senegal supporters thought otherwise.

You may wonder what Senegal and Japan have in common.

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 search for the World Cup's most polite fans is down to two finalists: Japan and Senegal.

Japan coach Akira Nishino talked before the match of his worry about the "psychological impact" of Monday's natural disaster which hit the Japanese city of Osaka during morning rush hour, killing at least five people.

Videos circulated around social media showing Japanese fans with garbage bags cleaning up litter around the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia. Senegal pulled off an upset against Poland, winning an important Group H match.

"You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture", he said.

Africa's much-awaited and coveted tilt at World Cup glory looks as far off as ever after a dismal round of opening fixtures for the continent's teams at the tournament in Russian Federation.

They showed up at the World Cup match sporting trash bags.

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