Neill to face Japan

Lucas Neill has been named in a 22-man Australia squad for their 2010 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier round four match against Japan in Yokohama on Wednesday 11 February.

The 30-year-old West Ham United and Socceroos captain is expected to win his 47th cap for Pim Verbeek's side at the Yokohama International Stadium. Australia go into the match sitting top of Asian Group A, two points ahead of their hosts.

Australia have won all three of their group matches so far, beating Uzbekistan (1-0), Qatar (4-0) and Bahrain (1-0) without conceding a goal. Japan have won in Bahrain and Qatar but drew at home with Uzbekistan in their opening three fixtures.

Of the other sides in Australia's group, Uzbekistan host Bahrain in Tashkent on 11 February, while Qatar have a bye.