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National team manager Alberto Zaccheroni is confident his side can shape up in time for the World Cup but admits the Blue Samurai are currently running on empty.

Japan beat Cyprus 1-0 on Tuesday night in its final home game before heading to Florida for a pre-World Cup training camp, with further friendlies against Costa Rica and Zambia to come before the campaign begins for real against Cote d’Ivoire on June 14.

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