The Socceroos warmed up for the match with an impressive 3-0 victory over
Hot and humid conditions are expected and Neill knows the Socceroos will need to produce another good performance if they are to claim the three points.
"It is going to be difficult," Neill said of the
"We have seen this week that there is still a lot of heat and humidity about, so conditions will always play their part.
"We will have to put in a performance similar, if not better, to what we did against
The match against
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"They are coming in as the underdog so it is something we have got to be very careful of," he said.
"We have got games now against very passionate nations and teams that are not expected to beat us.
"Any team that makes the last 10 of a World Cup qualification is a hard team."
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni warned against complacency on Thursday as he recalled Keisuke Honda and Yuto Nagatomo after an injury spell for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Australia.