Australia to face Malaysia
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Australia will face Malaysia for the first time in almost 20 years when they host the Asian nation in a friendly in Canberra next month.

The two teams have met seven times previously but not since 1992 when Malaysia upset the Socceroos 1-0 in Jakarta.

The match would act as a warm-up for Australia ahead of the team's third 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Oman in Sydney on 11 October, four days after the Canberra test.

The Socceroos currently lead Group D in Asian qualifying with six points after defeating Thailand 2-1 and Saudi Arabia 3-1.