Australia are set to play the World Cup hosts Brazil on 7 September, with the Fifa website listing the match on its official fixture list.

The match will be particularly testing for the Socceroos – apart from the small matter of facing a multiple World Cup winner – as it will be a home fixture for Brazil, taking place in the country's capital, Brasilia. The two teams have both qualified for the 2014 World Cup, Brazil as hosts and Australia after a 1-0 victory over Iraq in their final qualifier.

Brazil have been in magnificent form of late, with Barcelona star Neymar helping them to a stunning 3-0 victory over the world champions Spain in the final of the Confederations Cup.

Brazil have four victories to Australia's one in meetings between the sides.