Japan seals historic win over 10-man Colombia

Senegal are hoping to improve on their 2002 performance where the team reached the quarter-finals

Senegal did not just become the first African country to win their first match in the world cup, but they showed the world that they came hard for the cup and they brought their ethics alongside with them.

Sixteen years later, the 42-year-old guided his team to another opening win, against Poland, in only their second World Cup participation ever.

Probably still on a high following a historic victory, they made a decision to clean up after themselves in the stadium.

Senegal fans are seen in the crowd during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Poland and Senegal at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 19, 2018.

No African side has ever reached the World Cup semi-finals, and the continent has produced only three quarter-finalists.

This simple act of kindness has got the whole world celebrating Senegal. "Why I support Japan", a social media user tweeted.

The result leaves the African nation, famous winners over defending champions France in the opening match of their last World Cup appearance in 2002, level with Japan who beat Colombia 2-1 at Mordovia Arena. The Lions of Teranga's next match is against Japan on 24 June.

Cisse however agrees that after five defeats in the six games featuring African teams, the hunt for glory could take some time.

Japan and Senegal both produced surprise, vital wins in Group H on Tuesday.

A Japan-based football journalist, Scott McIntyre, told the BBC that cleaning up is "part of Japanese culture".

The Egyptian team had been playing against Uruguay when the photo was taken, and despite how the spectators were only watching the game on a screen at the Federation Internationale de Football Association fan zone in Moscow, they were still more than happy to carry the disabled man on their shoulders.

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