France-Australia to meet in friendly

France will entertain Australia in a friendly international in Paris on 11 October, the French Football Federation announced on Monday.

The match will be played at the Parc des Princes, home of the capital's only league club, Paris Saint Germain.

The Socceroos, coached by Holger Osieck, have already booked their ticket for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil and will be playing France for only the third time, with each having won one encounter 1-0 and drawing the other 1-1.

The game comes four days before France's final warm-up for their last FIFA World Cup qualiying group matches, when they host Finland at the national stadium, the Stade de France, on 15 October.