The national under-20 rugby team will on Sunday play against host nation, Uruguay, for the World Rugby Under-20 Trophy bronze medal.
Namibia finished second in Pool A on 10 points and will now face Pool B runners-up Uruguay.
The Namibians were relegated to runners-up position after losing to Japan 33-13 on Wednesday.
The match was streamed live on the World Rugby website.
The Namibians managed to score a penalty and two tries in the first half but failed to convert from the spot, while their opponents ran in two tries and converted two times from the spot.
In their opening game of Pool A, Namibia beat Canada 31-16 and improved on that with a 33-19 win against Chile.
Japan, who finished top of Pool A with 14 points, will now face Pool B winner Portugal for the gold medal.
The 2017 World Rugby Under-20 Trophy is the 10th annual international rugby union competition for under 20 national teams. Eight teams compete in this second-tier world championship.
The winner of the Trophy will play in next year's Upper-Level U-20 Championship. Japan qualifies automatically for the 2018 championship as host nation.
In 2016, Namibia finished fourth in the U-20 Trophy competition held in Zimbabwe. Samoa won the competition.
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