11 things we loved on day six: Mane, Senegal, Japan, Cheryshev & more

Quick Reads

Senegal have quickly become our favourite team at the World Cup, thanks in no small part to a Liverpool forward and his team-mates looking like they’re having the time of their lives.

Day six of the World Cup was possibly the most exciting yet, with Senegal and Japan upsetting Poland and Colombia respectively, while Russia all-but secured their place in the knockout rounds by beating Russia.

We’ve looked back at some of the best of the action on and off the pitch.

Sadio Mane

The Liverpool man loves a celebration.

Aliou Cisse

The former Portsmouth and Birmingham midfielder is our new favourite manager in the tournament.

Japan & Colombia fans

Japan’s fans received plenty of praise for cleaning up their section of the stadium after their win over Colombia, and they were even given a helping hand by opposition supporters.

The gesture was also later repeated by Senegal supporters, too.

Senegal fans

We want to party with this lot.

Senegal fans, again

We might just start supporting Senegal now, tbh.

Phil Neville 

As insightful as ever from Phil. It’s worth a watch until the end.

Juan Fernando Quintero

Yeah, the goalkeeping isn’t great, but let’s applaud the cheeky free-kick.

The race for the Golden Boot

We could be in for a surprise winner this year.

This is Sparta

This Russia fan was a brave boy. At least for a little while.

Thirsty work

Everybody involved in making this headline should give themselves a pat on the back.

Denis Cheryshev

Given we signed Cheryshev on Football Manager a few years ago, we can’t help but feel a genuine sense of pride at how well he is doing.


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