But Japan made the ideal start to their World Cup campaign, becoming the first Asian country to defeat a South American team at a World Cup and earning three points in what is expected to be one of the most closely-contested groups in the tournament, with Poland and Senegal the other two nations in Group H.
But rather than being downcast by the loss, to Didier Drogba and co, the Japanese fans armed with Liners patrolled their side of the stadium and gathered up discarded litter.
"It's not just part of the football culture but part of Japanese culture", McIntyre said.
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.
Not only did these teams impress World Cup viewers - their fans did, too. After Senegal's win, the team's fans were also seen collecting their trash. Senegal pulled off an upset against Poland, winning an important Group H match. "Why I support Japan".
Reduction in United States cigarette smoking rates
Only 13.9 percent of American adults smoked cigarettes in 2017, down from 16 percent in 2016 and 20.8 percent in 2006. Experts also think that e-cigarettes are also the reason why people are opting out of purchasing cigarettes.
Instagram Has 1 Billion Monthly Users, Now the Fastest Growing Social Network
Instagram revealed this week that it now has 1 billion monthly active users, up from the 800 million reported in September 2017. And they will be displayed vertically on the full screen . "The way we are watching video is changing", Systrom told the event.
Homeland Security prepares order to end family separations at border
The Dilley facility has the largest capacity, with space for 2,400 detainees, according to a 2017 inspector general report. DHS and two of its enforcement components did not offer insight into how the president's order will translate into action.
"It's not just part of the football culture but part of Japanese culture ..."
"Cleaning up after football matches is an extension of basic behaviours that are taught in school, where the children clean their school classrooms and hallways", explains Scott North, professor of sociology at Osaka University.
"With constant reminders throughout childhood, these behaviours become habits for much of the population".
Even if you're not insane about sports, the World Cup often brings out the best stories of compassion and worldwide peace.