Japanese Soccer Fans Clean Up Stadium After Football Match

Jun 23, 2018, 02:27
Japanese Soccer Fans Clean Up Stadium After Football Match

TOKYO, June 22 ― Armchair Japan fans following their team's 2-1 World Cup win over Colombia risked triggering a plumbing disaster of biblical proportions when millions rushed to the toilet at half-time.

Colombia captain Radamel Falcao, who made his World Cup debut after a knee injury sidelined him in 2014, said his team will approach its remaining group games like "two finals".

"But we have to take into account that we played against 10 men for nearly 90 minutes so next game will be a different story, we have to think about that".

The dismissal of Carlos Sanchez just as their opening Group H match got underway meant the Colombians simply had too high a mountain to climb.

But after the team swept Colombia off the pitch, Japanese fans also did their share of sweeping: meticulously cleaning up their rows and seats in the stadium.

"I think it's a wonderful thing that the World Cup brings so many nations and people together and get to learn and exchange these kinds of things". It is a habit drilled into citizens from a young age, with students expected to clean their school classrooms and hallways.

A Egypt soccer fan reacts as he watches Russian Federation score during the World Cup match between Russian Federation and Egypt, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The West Africans, who received a lot of accolades on social media following their performance on the pitch, have added more accolades with their cleanup effort.

In the Poland Senegal meet, An own goal from Poland defender Thiago Cionek's deflected shot in the 37 minute of the match and M'Baye Niang's first strike for Senegal in the second half earned the Polish side a 2-1 victory in Group H.

Jason Pine provides all you need to know about this morning's World Cup games.

The Japanese Embassy in Moscow told AFP Princess Takamado would also travel to Yekaterinburg where Japan will play Senegal on Sunday and where she will take part in a seminar on traditional "Kyudo" archery.

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