• Kyodo


Japan is bracing for a backlash from European champion Greece in its Confederations Cup clash on Sunday and coach Zico has warned his players to be prepared for an aerial onslaught in Frankfurt.

Greece will be looking to restore pride after being taken to pieces by Brazil in a 3-0 defeat in its Group B opener on Thursday, when Japan came back to earth with a bump after going down 2-1 to Mexico in Hanover.

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