Socceroos to face Brazil in pre-World Cup friendly

• Fixture to take place on 7 September
• Australia to play World Cup hosts in Brasilia

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.

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