It’s World Cup season.
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For Senegal, it also means an opportunity to throw some fire dance parties on the field.
On June 24, the Senegalese national team prepped for a match against Japan with stellar dance moves and heartwarming smiles.
#SEN continue to innovate, with the most joyous training methods of any team at the #WorldCup. How can anyone root… https://t.co/b8g2wXaBba— elliot ross (@elliot ross)1529789138.0
Decked out in red and green — the colors of the nation's flag — the adorable team came together to dance and cheer in preparation for a difficult game against Japan. In a video that's since gone viral, viewers can see the team performing a routine they've done to prep and celebrate victories throughout the game. And the internet fell in love.
Senegal is out here dancing, Panama scored their first-ever World Cup goal this morning, Peruvian fans took over Ru… https://t.co/Ch3Frnco59— Nick Stephens (@Nick Stephens)1529856362.0
Senegal players warming up by dancing #WorldCup love it 🤟🤟🤟 https://t.co/fgOngmTT6u— AndrewBrownhill (@AndrewBrownhill)1529850994.0
Taking place in Russia this year, the World Cup occurs every four years and garners an average viewership of more than 3 billion people. In addition to attracting die-hard soccer fans, the video of the Senegalese team is a simple reminder of why people love this sporting event.
The competition — which includes teams from more than 30 countries — gives people an opportunity to learn about other parts of the world.
From hearing of fans' good luck traditions to historic victory celebrations to seeing folks camped out in watch-party tents decked out in their team's national colors, the World Cup is an incredible reminder of how unique and diverse humanity is.
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It’s a fact that’s important to remember in this day and age. Thankfully, the 2018 World Cup isn’t over until July 15, so the world has a lot of time to see even more.