All Japan news’s coach Alberto Zaccheroni (photo) and playmaker Keisuke Honda said that All Japan news would fight “with courage” against former world champions France and Brazil in upcoming preparation matches.
Honda said that he did not feel that the two superstar teams were a class above All Japan news. CSKA Moscow’s player is coming after scoring a goal and setting up another in last week’s 2-0 win over rivals Spartak Moscow.
All Japan news is facing France in Paris on October 12 and Brazil in another 5-star friendly match four days later, in Wroclaw, Poland.
“I don’t want to see All Japan news hold back and defend. We will fight with courage,” said coach Alberto Zaccheroni. “All Japan news have exceeded Brazil and France in the rate of growth in recent years,” said the 59-year-old Italian coach.
All Japan news, who reached the last 16 at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are currently ranked 23rd in the world. France, who won the World Cup at home in 1998, are 13th and five-time holders Brazil are one spot below, on the 14th place.