If the World Cup was a contest between fans, the Japanese and Senegalese would be winning right now.
Football fans from both countries have been caught on camera cleaning up stadiums after their games, filling rubbish bags with plastic bottles and cans and leftover food that others had left under their seats.
Japanese fans help clean up the stadium after their #WorldCup match against Colombia.
Touch of class. ???????? pic.twitter.com/iteIq8juXY
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) June 20, 2018
Senegal’s clean-up operation came after the African nation picked up a surprising 2-1 victory over Poland on Tuesday, while the Japanese also snatched an unexpected 2-1 win against Columbia in Group H.
But instead of heading straight out for a celebratory drink, both countries’ fans sprang into action and grabbed the garbage bags to clean up around where they’d been sitting.
Una de las imágenes de la Copa del Mundo. La afición de Senegal recogiendo la zona donde vieron el partido antes de abandonar el estadio.
— Arancha Rodríguez (@AranchaMOBILE) June 19, 2018
And for those whose hearts are warmed by this display of consideration and thoughtfulness, we have good news: the two countries will actually face each other when Senegal plays Japan on Sunday 24th.
Just think how tidy and litter-free the stadium will be by the end of that match.