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Premiere Ligua

CBF confirm Australia friendly

Reuters

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have confirmed a friendly between the Seleção and Australia in September.

The game is understood to have been pencilled in for some time, with FIFA displaying the fixture on their website since July.

And now the CBF have announced that the match will take place as expected, at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasília on September 7, which is the home nation’s independence day.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) rubber stamped the CBF's announcement later on Tuesday, with head coach Holger Osieck saying it is a huge opportunity for his side to face next summer's World Cup hosts.

"With less than 12 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," he told FIFA.com.

"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."

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

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

Australia are currently ranked 40 in the world rankings, while recently crowned 2013 Confederations Cup winners Brazil now sit in ninth position.

 
 

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