After sensational upsets on the final day of qualifying in WSF Men's World Junior Team Championship in Doha, both Japan (pic) and Brazil will record their highest-ever finishes in the World Squash championship.
The delighted Japanese team made sure of their best-ever finish by beating eighth-seeded Colombia 2/1.
In 5 previous appearances since 1994, Brazil have not finished higher than 23rd. But the team recovered from losing the 1st match against France to beat the No7 seeds 2/1 to secure 2nd place in Pool F.
Meanwhile the top three seeds Egypt, Pakistan and England wasted no time in completing their 3rd straight 3-0 wins to finish top of their respective pools to take up favoured positions in the play-off draw.
1st – 12th place play-offs:
 EGYPT bye
 CANADA v [13/18] BRAZIL
 INDIA bye
 HONG KONG CHINA v  NEW ZEALAND
 USA v  KUWAIT
 ENGLAND bye
[13/18] JAPAN v [13/18] GERMANY
 PAKISTAN bye
13th – 20th place play-offs:
 AUSTRALIA bye
 FRANCE v IRAQ
 COLOMBIA v [13/18] SWITZERLAND
[13/18] BELGIUM bye
QATAR v GUATEMALA
[13/18] SOUTH AFRICA bye