Football Federation Australia announced today that the Socceroos will be back in action in the upcoming international break, with a friendly match against World No. 37 Korea Republic.

The game will take place on Friday June 7 in Busan. Australia hasn’t played since the completion of the AFC Asian Cup in UAE, having missed an opportunity to do so last FIFA window.

The Socceroos are working towards the start of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022 as they discover their opponents for the first phase in July.

Head coach Graham Arnold is excited to get back with the playing group.

“It is fantastic news that this friendly has now been finalised. I’m itching to get together with our boys in Busan,” Arnold told FFA.

“With the commencement of our 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign only a few months away, next month’s camp and friendly in Korea will provide a great chance for us to work with a selection of players who we expect to play a part on our road to Qatar over the coming years.”

Arnold will announce his squad for Australia’s trip to Korea Republic in the coming weeks.

Potential Ins

Adam Taggart: second highest goalscorer in K-League (4)
Terry Antonis: excellent season in the A-League
Jason Davidson: excellent season in the A-League
Aaron Mooy: will return from injury
Brad Smith: playing regularly in MLS & made team of the week
Bailey Wright: playing regularly since January with Bristol City

Upcoming Match | Socceroos

Korea Republic vs. Caltex Socceroos (International Friendly)

Date: Friday, 7 June 2019

Venue: Busan Asiad Stadium, Busan, Korea Republic
Kick-off: 8.00pm (local); 9.00pm (AEST)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS and Network 10 (10 Bold)

Louise Taffa