Marcelo Lippi's team probably won't qualify for the World Cup, but their win over South Korea was historic, while the Socceroos are under pressure.
Japan scored a goal in each half to overcome United Arab Emirates in Group B of AFC World Cup Qualifying.
Yu Dabao's header and a stirring second-half performance by goalkeeper Zeng Cheng saw Marcello Lippi's side claim a 1-0 win over South Korea.
Marcello Lippi says China should not allow their historic World Cup qualifying victory over South Korea on Thursday to make them complacent.
Despite going down 3-0 to Saudi Arabia at home, Thailand can take heart in the performance of young striker Siroch Chatthong.
The Socceroos have escaped with a nerve-wracking 1-1 draw against Iraq amid dreadful conditions in Tehran to leave their WCQ hopes in the balance.