Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni has dismissed talk of taking the Italy job.

Zaccheroni maintains he does "not feel like a candidate" to succeed Cesare Prandelli for Italy.

"How does it feel to be linked with the Italy bench? Let me finish the World Cup with Japan, as that is all I'm thinking about right now," he told TMW.

"The rumours are flying around, but it is better to talk about concrete things. Today I am Coach of Japan.

"I do not feel like a candidate, as I am focusing on what I need to do, which is take part in the World Cup."

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