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World Cup - Group H - Japan vs Senegal

'Battle of the Cleaners' ends in draw

It was perhaps fitting that the World Cup match between Senegal and Japan – whose fans have received international acclaim for their cleanliness in the stadium – ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday in Yekaterinburg.

World Cup - Group H - Japan vs Senegal

Nishino stands by attacking philosophy with substitutions

Despite having to twice come from a goal down to secure a 2-2 draw against Senegal in Yekaterinburg on Sunday, Japan boss Akira Nishino wanted to go for the win that would have all-but secured his side’s passage to the last-16.

World Cup - Senegal Training

Mane says fine with Japan's anti-Mane plan

Senegal striker Sadio Mane said his team was ready for Japanese efforts to neutralise him in Sunday's World Cup clash and reminded his opponents there is more to the African side than just one player.