GREAT CHANCE

Japan have been given a great prospect of getting into the knockout stages of the World Cup after being drawn into a group containing Ivory Coast, Columbia, and Greece. This is seen as a great opportunity for manager Alberto Zaccheroni to make himself a legend around these parts.

The manager has been talking in length about the possibility of including former greats like Shunsuke Nakamura into the squad. The former Celtic star is currently playing in Japan after his days at the top appear to have come down.

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AIMING HIGH

Japan's national team manager Alberto Zaccheroni has claimed that he wants the national team to do well at the World Cup 2014.

Even though Japan go into the tournament as one of the strongest teams from the Asian region, they are not expected to fight for the title. European nations like Spain and Germany along with South American teams like Brazil and Argentina have been regarded as the favourites for the competition. Zaccheroni, whose Japanese team will be playing Colombia, Greece, and Ivory Coast in the group stages, thinks that they can do well at this tournament.

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NO WORRIES

Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni has come under intense pressure in recent months due to the poor form of the team, but he has said that there is nothing to worry.

Zaccheroni was speaking ahead of the friendly matches with Belgium and Netherlands, which will be extreme tests for Japan. They are regarded as one of the strongest teams from Asia, and they are expected to do well at the World Cup 2014. However, their recent form suggests that they will struggle at the World Cup.

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RETURN TO FORM

Japan recently returned to form after managing a 3-0 victory over Ghana in a friendly match. The team was defeated 4-2 by Uruguay only recently, which increased the pressure on manager Alberto Zaccheroni ahead of the World Cup.

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JAPAN NET WIN

Japan recently managed to win the East Asian Cup for the first time, but the manager Alberto Zaccheroni was more pleased with the number of new faces that shone for the national team. Japan came into this tournament with a number of players in their squad.

They will be one of the favourites to do well at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Japan is expected to be one of the strongest teams from Asia to participate in this tournament. As a result, Zaccheroni has been stressing the importance of carrying a strong squad tournament.

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TOUGHER MATCHES

Japan national team manager Alberto Zaccheroni has been requesting the football Association to schedule matches against tougher opposition, as it would help them prepare well for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014.

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COMMITMENT

Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni has requested total commitment and focus from his players ahead of the World Cup qualifying match with Jordan. The match will take place on Tuesday, and there has already been talk of the players keeping one eye on the result between Australia and Oman.

Japan are currently top of the table, and they could be on the brink of qualification to the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil if they managed a victory against Jordan coupled with other results going their way. This primarily includes a draw between Australia and Oman.

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GREAT FORM

Aside from the 4-0 defeat at the hands of Brazil, Japan have been on a really good run of form in recent months. They continued their good work in the friendly match against Latvia, which pleased the manager Alberto Zaccheroni.

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JAPAN NEED MOMENTUM

Japan will be looking to gather momentum in the New Year according to the manager Alberto Zaccheroni. He has said that the year 2013 will be extremely decisive for the team in the hopes of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

A lot has also been expected of Japan in recent times, while many suggesting that they could become the next major force in the world. However, the team first needs to qualify for the World Cup according to the manager. He has said that due to the fact that there is not a lot of time in 2014, the team should make use of this year to reach its peak.

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JAPAN HAPPY WITH DRAW

The Japanese national team manager Alberto Zaccheroni has said that he is extremely delighted to be paired along with Italy in the group stages of the Confederations cup that will take place in the summer.

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