After a pulsating soccer game watched by 40,000 fans, a stadium is generally left strewn with food wrappers, drinks containers and other bits of trash, leaving cleaning staff a daunting task.
Not only did these teams impress World Cup viewers - their fans did, too.
Japan has also been getting in on the action and scoured the stadium, row by row, to ensure the Mordovia Arena in Saransk was clean.
Senegal became the first African team to win at this World Cup, with a Polish own goal and a controversial second goal following M'Baye Niang's return to the pitch after an injury.
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.
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Kane opened the scoring after 11 minutes following a spectacular save from Mouez Hassen after John Stones' effort. We had a lot of bug spray on and that was important. "Maybe tonight we could have run out of time".
"You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture", he said.
The African side started their campaign with an impressive 2-1 win sparking mass jubilation among the passionate supporters.
Japan-based football journalist Scott McIntyre told the BBC that the Asian country's fans regularly tidy up after their domestic matches, and is a behaviour embedded in their culture.
North said the fans take pride in showing others that they clean up and are respectful outside their country.
One impressed fan described the efforts of the Japanese as his "favourite moment of the World Cup so far", while another added it was an impeccable example of fan behaviour at the tournament.