Joeys coach Trevor Morgan is pleased with the progression of his team after they defeated Korea 4-3 on penalties.
Morgan was comfortable with the Joeys' display against England.
"Most people that watched the England team said that’s a team that could be in the top four at the World Cup," he said.
"The quality of their players, the clubs they’re at. We scored early, England definitely had a period of real dominance for a good chunk of the first half. But the longer the game wore on to be fair, we grew into the game.
"We were creating chances, they were creating chances as well, they had an amazing individual qualities in wide areas. But I thought that was a really good test for us and showed we’ve got a lot of potential."
The Joeys will meet Nigeria, Hungary and Ecuador in the World Cup that starts in Brazil on October 26.
Morgan is confident his team can surprise some people at the tournament.
"The boys are starting to build some confidence themselves and we try to give them belief that there’s a structure there to support them," he said.
"But they’re picked for a reason – because they can play – and we want them to feel that they can play and not be over-thinking moments and second-guessing themselves.
"I think there’s enough individual quality there that they know themselves they can match it with boys their age."