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Japan have edge - Prandelli

Cesare Prandelli believes Japan will have an edge over his Italy side when they meet on Wednesday night in the Confederations Cup.

The game is a crucial one for Japan, who lost their opener to Brazil, whilst Italy defeated Mexico.

"Japan will have the slight edge, I think, because they have an extra day of rest," Prandelli told

"Plus, Alberto knows us very well, he knows how we work. I expect him to prepare a trap for us.

"From tonight, we will begin planning for the Japan game. I trust that he will come up with an interesting strategy against us."

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