Kazuyoshi Miura: Australia will do very well in Asia

Japanese great Kazuyoshi Miura, currently playing with A-League club, Sydney FC, said Australia's footballing future looks bright. "Nothing has surprised me about the A-League. I was expecting a good league and it has been very good so far," he said in an interview with Michael Cockerill in the Sydney Morning Herald.

"I think Australia will do very well in Asia. A lot of the teams in Asia will be scared because the Australian teams and the Australian players are very high quality. By the same token, Asian teams will have difficulty playing against Australia initially but it will help lift the standard of Asian teams having a quality side like Australia in the matches.

"The A-League is just starting in its early stages and the level of the A-League teams will also lift, so it will be good for all teams in Asia, including Australia," he said.