Japan & Senegal sweeping all before them


Russian Federation are enjoying quite the party at their own World Cup and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow them down yesterday.

Fans at the 2014 tournament in Brazil were also praised for similar civic-mindedness, even as their team failed to win a game and crashed out in the group stages.

The World Cup 2018 Twitter page published video of the sweet gesture, saying that it was "the best thing you will see today".

Following the unfancied side's 2-1 victory over their South American opponents, the diligent fans were filmed putting plastic cups, bottles, cardboard and food waste left scattered below the stadium's eye-catching acid orange seats into blue bin bags.

Sanchez blocked Shinji Kagawa's shot with his extended right arm and was ejected.

"Now we need African coaches for our continent to go ahead", Senegal's Aliou Cisse said through a translator on Monday, a day ahead of his nation's World Cup opener against Poland. Mbaye Niang pounced on an errant backpass to give Senegal a 2-0 lead in the 60th minute after a Thiago Cionek own goal had gifted the Africans a 1-0 advantage in the 37th minute.

"This is my favourite moment of the World Cup so far; Japan fans picking up litter after their victory vs Columbia", one user Tweeted.

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. When Senegal and Japan meet on June 24 in Yekaterinburg, we can at least be sure that the stadium will be near spotless, whoever comes out on top. Thus far, the World Cup has been hard to predict, with some of the best teams falling to underdogs and confounding the experts.