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12 June - 13 July

2014 FIFA World Cup™

Brazil set to host Socceroos

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Australia will play Brazil in a friendly in Brasilia next month, Football Federation Australia said on Thursday.

The match will take place at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha Stadium on 7 September.

It will be the seventh match between the two nations with Brazil winning their last meeting 2-0 in the group phase of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ in Munich.

Brazil have won four of the previous meetings, with the Socceroos earning a famous victory over A Seleção at the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup.

“With less than twelve months to go to the World Cup this match is a great opportunity for us to get an impression of the environment we will face,” said Australia coach Holger Osieck.

“Brazil is one of the top teams in the world and a great challenge for us as we prepare ourselves for the World Cup.

“This match will be a valuable learning experience for us both on and off the field.”

The Socceroos are currently ranked 40 in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, while recently crowned FIFA Confederations Cup winner Brazilians now sit in ninth position.

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