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2019 Rugby World Cup
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The Sunday's World Pool B match between Namibia and Canada at Kamaishi will not be contested for safety reasons.

Torrential rains and typhoon-like Hagibis-like winds have hit much of Japan in what could be the country's worst storm in 60 years.

Scotland must meet Japan in Yokohama on Sunday in Group A and will be eliminated if the match is canceled.

However, organizers said they "remained optimistic that Sunday's remaining matches would go as planned."

The New Zealand-Italy and England-France matches scheduled for Saturday have been canceled.

Scotland must take four more points than the host country to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Namibia and Canada occupied the last two places in Group B with just two points each.

The organizers said that there had been "landslides and floods" in the vicinity of Kamaishi stadium and "along the roads to the site after torrential rains" all night.

"The safety of all those involved in # RWC2019 is our main concern and fans are advised not to go to Kamaishi or on the premises, which will be closed.

"Ticket holders will be entitled to a full refund."

Also on Sunday, the United States faces Tonga in Hanazono and Wales against Uruguay in Kumamoto.

Tournament director Alan Gilpin said: "Kumamoto, Hanazono and Yokohama are much further south and are therefore less sensitive to the effects of this morning's storm."