Group E underdogs Japan have changed their opponents for a pre-FIFA World Cup™ training match on Thursday to Zimbabwe from the previously-scheduled Mozambique.

Japan, who are playing in their fourth straight FIFA World Cup finals have suffered four straight international defeats in the run-up to the tournament, losing to fellow qualifiers Côte d'Ivoire, Serbia, Korea Republic and England.

They will meet Cameroon in Group E in Bloemfontein on Monday, before taking on the Netherlands and Denmark.