But instead of going wild in the stands and then going off to celebrate on the streets of Russian Federation, some supporters made a decision to stay behind and help clean up litter. They're not alone in promoting clean spectating: Senegalese fans have also been spotted indulging their tidying-up tendencies during this year's competition; the two teams face each other on Sunday, virtually ensuring a spick-and-span stadium afterward.
Following the unfancied side's 2-1 victory over their South American opponents, the diligent fans were filmed putting plastic cups, bottles, cardboard and food waste left scattered below the stadium's eye-catching acid orange seats into blue bin bags.
Aliou Cisse provided what has been dubbed "one of the great World Cup coaching celebrations" - a fist-pump ideal for a reaction gif.
"This is my favorite moment of the World Cup so far; Japan fans picking up litter after their victory vs. Colombia".
The World Cup is always an opportunity for nations to share their own unique approach to the handsome game, celebration in victory and the grief of defeat.
According to a translation of the video, the Colombian man filming the Japanese fans can be heard praising the nation's culture and scolding his own people for not following their example.
Senegal pulled off an upset against Poland, winning an important Group H match.
Both teams had reason to celebrate on June 19.
"Senegal achieved a historic triumph", Argentinian media outlet TyC Sports tweeted.
They showed up at the World Cup match sporting trash bags.
Africa's best performance at the World Cup has been to reach the quarterfinals, accomplished by Cameroon in 1990, Ghana in 2010 - and Senegal in 2002, when Cissé was captain of the national team.