Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni says Samurai Blue have their work cut out in the coming week ahead of their World Cup opener against Cote d’Ivoire, and was far from pleased despite the team wrapping up its training camp with a thrilling 4-3 win over Zambia on Friday night.

The Italian’s men go into the finals on the back of five wins in succession but the Asian champions have developed a worrying habit of conceding first, and they had to come from two goals down to see off a spirited Zambia, which didn’t qualify for Brazil.

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