Italy legend Roberto Baggio is full of praise for national team boss Cesare Prandelli.
Baggio currently works as technical director for FIGC.
"I think Prandelli is doing great work," he said at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo, where he will help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the J. League.
"In the Confederations Cup he will have the opportunity to test himself against the teams who'll be contenders at the World Cup, so it's a good chance to gain experience.
"He will be taking on three difficult teams. Brazil, obviously, Mexico and Japan. Alberto Zaccheroni's Japan have already qualified for the 2014 World Cup and recently won the Asian Cup, so we mustn't underestimate them.
"I've been following what Zaccheroni has been doing, and I've been very impressed. But I'm supporting the Japan team rather than just Zaccheroni, and I wish them all the best of luck."