The fans, draped in Japanese flags and scarves, were filmed sweeping the stands of the 44,000-seat, bowl-shaped Mordovia Arena, where just a few minutes earlier they had wildly celebrated an unexpected victory over José Pékerman's side, quarter-finalists in 2014.
Cisse was captain of Senegal when it reached the 2002 quarterfinals in the nation's only previous World Cup appearance. Fans of the Japanese team, nicknamed "Blue Samurai", whipped out large trash bags they had brought along, scouring the stands for litter at Saransk following the game. The lessons in life we can take from the game. "Why I support Japan".
Japan-based football journalist Scott McIntyre told the BBC's Andreas Illmer that cleanliness is an important virtue in all aspects of the country.
The West African country's fans made a decision to tidy up after their 2-1 victory against Poland in the World Cup in Russian Federation yesterday.
The memeable moment came as Senegal secured their first win at the 2018 World Cup against Poland. After Senegal's win, the team's fans were also seen collecting their trash.
He said: "You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture".
"With constant reminders throughout childhood, these behaviors become habits for much of the population", he explained.
"What better place to make a statement about the need to care responsibly for the planet than the World Cup?" he asked.