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Hosting their first World Cup, Japan made history by reaching the last eight
Unlikely to proceed to the knockout stages, Tonga could still be a surprise package in Japan.
A sporadic qualifier for the World Cup, Uruguay played in their second tournament in a row in 2019
Russia's qualification for the tournament was a shock and it was only their second World Cup
The last team to qualify for the tournament, Canada had to go through the Repechage tournament to book their place in Japan.
Namibia booked their place once again at the World Cup, but are still awaiting a win
Having to rely on a play-off win against Germany, Samoa found it very tough to qualify for Japan
Japan 2019 was the Lelos' fifth World Cup appearance
Here's everything you need to know about Fiji at this World Cup