Later in the day, Senegal fans were spotted picking up empty bottles and plastic snack containers after their 2-1 win over Poland.
But some fans, however, chose to clear rubbish from the stands at the stadiums.
Not only did these teams impress World Cup viewers - their fans did, too.
Carlos Sanchez has received death threats after his red card in Colombia's World Cup defeat vs Japan.
And Senegal weren't the only fans to show their humble side.
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"You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture. Why I support Japan".
Japan-based soccer writer Scott McIntyre told the BBC that cleaning up after yourself following a sporting event was "not just part of the football but part of Japanese culture".
The extra Japanese player ultimately proved crucial as the Blue Samurai went on to record a shock 2-1 win against the group favourites.
Japanese football fans narrowly avoided a water crisis after a stampede of halftime toilet breaks caused shortages across Tokyo.
Japan was the first country to actually pick up their litter succeeding their football match with Colombia. It is a habit drilled into citizens from a young age, with students expected to clean their school classrooms and hallways.
Not to be outdone, the Senegalese fanbase took after the Japanese and started to clean up a stadium after their team's historic win against Poland.