But some fans, however, made a decision to clear rubbish from the stands at the stadiums.
Not even a win for Senegal in their first Group H in Moscow on Tuesday could temper an otherwise disaster-filled opening six days of the tournament for African hopes.
Japan-based soccer journalist Scott McIntyre is following the team across Russian Federation, and told the BBC such cleanliness is to be expected from the fans. "An important aspect of Japanese society is making sure that everything is absolutely clean and that's the case in all sporting events and certainly also in football".
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"Cleaning up after football matches is an extension of basic behaviors that are taught in school, where the children clean their school classrooms and hallways", North told the BBC. The team's prospects this year now look far more encouraging.
Japan soccer fans are pictured ahead of a match against Colombia in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, on June 19, 2018.
A video showed fans removing rubbish from the Otkrytiye Arena, in Moscow, after they'd gone insane following their win (which we can't blame them for).
Senegal manager Aliou Cisse says he is "certain" an African team will eventually win the World Cup.
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Sandwiched between those two matches, the fourth Group A match of the competition will see Uruguay go up against Saudi Arabia . The first match was already interesting, with the local team (Russia) scoring five goals .' 'I expect a great World Cup .
Both sets of fans have been praised on social media for being considerate.
Aliou Cisse provided what has been dubbed "one of the great World Cup coaching celebrations" - a fist-pump ideal for a reaction gif.
Japan and Senegal fans have won headlines for staying behind after their World Cup matches to ensure the stadiums are left clean and tidy.
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