In his column for the Sunday Times of Malta, Neville wrote: "I played in South Africa two summers ago with Manchester United and it's an excellent place to play. There's a great atmosphere in the stadiums, everyone is happy and that will rub off on the tournament. The organisers wanted to make it a happy tournament of the people, and I think it will be a success.
"When we played there, fans were blowing their vuvuzela horns all during the game and they will be one of the things people will remember about the tournament.
"But I disagree with suggestions that the noise will distract the players. Noise from the crowd should never affect the players because they should be so focused on the game that they remove themselves from those issues."