More than seven million people were asked to leave their homes
Rugby World Cup 2019
Host: Japan Events: 20th of September to 2nd of November
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For safety reasons, the World Cup Pool B match between Namibia and Canada, which will be held on Sunday in Kamaishi, will not be held.

Heavy rain and tornado-like winds from typhoon hagibis hit large parts of Japan in the country's worst storm for 60 years.

Scotland will host Japan on Sunday in Yokohama in Pool A and will be eliminated if the match is canceled.

However, the organizers said they are "still optimistic that the remaining games will be held on Sunday as planned".

The scheduled for Saturday games New Zealand – Italy – England – France have been canceled.

Scotland has to score four more points than the host country to reach the quarter-finals.

Namibia and Canada finished with only two points in the bottom two places in Pool B.

The organizers said there had been "landslides and floods" near the Kamaishi Stadium and "along the access roads to the venue after pouring rain" throughout the night.

"The safety of everyone involved in # RWC2019 is our top priority, and fans are advised not to travel to Kamaishi or to the venue, which will be closed.

"Ticket holders are entitled to a full refund of face value."

Also on Sunday, the USA play in Hanazono against Tonga, while in Kumamoto Wales is facing Uruguay.

Tournament Director Alan Gilpin said: "Kumamoto, Hanazono and Yokohama are much further south and therefore out of the effects of storm conditions this morning."