Australia coach Holger Osieck has offered high praise for the J-League after watching two Japan-based strikers score two goals each in the Socceroos' 5-0 win over Malaysia.

Osieck said the Socceroos are benefitting from Josh Kennedy and Alex Brosque playing with Nagoya Grampus and Shimzu S-Pulse respectively. They scored twice each on Friday in Australia's warmup match for an Asian World Cup qualifier Tuesday against Oman in Sydney.

Osieck, who has coached J-League powers Ulwara Reds twice, said he noticed significant improvements in the players since playing in Japan, saying the pace of the Japanese game ''forced players to think quickly on their feet.''