Australia coach Holger Osieck will be fighting to save his job when the Socceroos face France at the Parc des Princes.
A 6-0 drubbing by Brazil has cranked up the pressure on Osieck to mastermind a strong performance in the friendly in Paris or his days could be numbered.
Australia have already qualified for next year's World Cup but the loss to Brazil and the disappointing showing at the East Asian Cup have seen his regime become the subject of strong criticism.
There have been suggestions that Football Federation Australia has already looked into replacing him, but the German believes that is unlikely
``Nobody has spoken to me and if the FFA has ideas like that it would probably be just a matter of fairness at least to have a conversation with me,'' he said.
``But nothing has happened, so I don't pay any attention to the speculation. I don't need any distractions.''
Mark Milligan, Tommy Oar and Dario Vidosic are doubtful for the friendly due to injury, but Brett Holman and Tom Rogic are definitely out. Veteran keeper Mark Schwarzer is absent so the uncapped Mitch Langerak will start between the sticks.
One of the main accusations levelled against Osieck is that he has failed to overhaul an ageing squad, a claim that was put into sharp focus by the defeat in Brazil.
``Whenever you face a top team it's always risky, particularly when you play on their home soil, but if I was worried about that, why go there in the first place?'' he said.
``People have to understand if we don't face the big challenges right now we wouldn't be prepared for the World Cup when we will face only teams of that calibre.''
France will treat the match as a warm-up to Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Finland and coach Didier Deschamps must decide who to start up front, with Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema competing for the role.
Giroud has made a magnificent start to the season for Arsenal while Benzema has not scored for France since June last year.
``The hierarchy is changeable'', Deschamps said.
Deschamps also stated that Loic Remy, who left QPR for Newcastle in the summer, could have a key role to play.
``Loic has found competition and he is in a good phase. He is effective and can play several positions and fully use the depth and quality all on his own. He gives us the opportunity to have different attacking options.''