But their fans instead of celebrating minutes after the game, are responsible for cleaning their sector before retiring.
With their surprise win against Colombia on Tuesday, the Japanese soccer team won their first World Cup game since 2010.
Japan's second goal was the first they'd ever scored from a corner in 18 World Cup matches.
After a stunning 2-1 triumph against Colombia in the opening match of the World Cup Group H, Japan coach Akira Nishino said the team should play low key and save the celebrations for more victories.
"We know Africa supports us", goalscorer Mbaye Niang said. "We can make up for this first defeat in the next two matches".
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Earlier, Russian and Ukrainian media reported on a group of Swiss fans who travelled to Rostov-on-Don by vehicle through eastern Ukraine, where a four-year conflict has killed more than 10,000 people, apparently unaware that it was a war zone and following their Global Positioning System. Colombia's Juan Quintero equalized the score in the 39th minute while Japanese forward Yuya Osako secured Japan's 2-1 win in the 73rd minute.
Japan-based football journalist Scott McIntyre told the BBC it was something that happens regularly at matches in Japan, and that it stems from habits drilled into people there from a young age.
Sanchez, described as "one of Colombia's most important players" by national team manager Jose Pekerman, struck out a hand to block Shinji Kagawa's effort on the line and subsequently received the second fastest red card in World Cup history.
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. We want to show that all other sporting events, including football in Japan, are also clean.