Australia to face Korea Republic

Australia will meet Korea Republic in a friendly international in Hwaseong next month.

The two nations have faced each other on 24 occasions with the last meeting being at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup where they played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw.

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck is looking to use the match to fine-tune his team for the remainder of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualification campaign.

“This will be another important game as part of our preparation for the second phase of this round of qualifiers,” said Osieck.

“We are now at the halfway mark and we need to focus on our remaining qualification matches.

“It’s always a challenge to face the Korea Republic, who are currently sitting at the top of their group, and the match will serve as a good comparison test for us."