Perrin hopes to avoid Socceroos

The Chinese will meet the loser of the clash between hosts Australia and South Korea in the quarter-finals.

Coach Perrin told media that he would prefer not to play against The Socceroos as they have been very impressive putting eight goals past Kuwait and Oman in the Group stages so far.

"They are impressive, very impressive in the first two games," he said.

"We will see, but I think it's better if we don't play against Australia.

"But we are in quarter-final so it's good for us, and we have to prove against a strong team what we can do," he added.

Australia and South Korea faceoff in their final Group A match on Saturday at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane and China face North Korea in a dead rubber on Sunday at Canberra Stadium.