Japan pipped Senegal to the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia despite losing 0-1 to already-eliminated Poland at the Volgograd Arena on Thursday.
A goal from Southampton defender Jan Bednarek gave Poland their first win of the tournament and would have put Japan out if Senegal had beaten Colombia.
Despite that, the Japanese side settled for knocking it about slowly to each other in what made for bizarre scenes in the latter stages of the game.
With the match ending on an unusual note, these were the best jokes from Japan 0-1 Poland:
— T. (@Thomasbrechet) June 28, 2018
Fans of Japan cheer before the match against Poland pic.twitter.com/OPjNwI4ked
— AFP Photo (@AFPphoto) June 28, 2018
— Cristian Flores (@crisforanime) June 28, 2018
— Cloudbet (@Cloudbet) June 28, 2018
— giulia (@ohundine) June 28, 2018
my dad deadass went to work at 5:30 am so he could come home earlier and watch #JAPPOL smh
— trisha (@hobisnobby) June 28, 2018
— Karol Gotfryd, in restructuring (@GotfrydKarol) June 28, 2018
The traditional Polish World Cup schedule is to play:
— Darth Putin (@DarthPutinKGB) June 28, 2018
— Forgotten Empires (@ForgottenEmp) June 28, 2018
— garth (@jbttcck) June 28, 2018
— ★ ANASTAZIA ★ (@__Anastazia__) June 28, 2018