Queensland soccer fans will have a chance to catch the Australian team in action in Brisbane, with the Socceroos set to take on South Korea in a friendly at Suncorp Stadium in November.
Football Federation Australia and the Queensland Government confirmed on Tuesday morning the multi-million dollar showdown will take place on November 17.
FFA CEO David Gallop said it will provide a fantastic opportunity for fans to see the side play on home soil after the World Cup and under new head coach Graham Arnold.
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“With the next AFC Asian Cup only five months away, matches like this are a crucial component of tournament preparation and all players will be looking to impress Graham.”
Arnold said he was delighted to spread the game to more local fans.
“To have the opportunity to play a team of the calibre of Korea Republic at home six weeks before the start of the AFC Asian Cup is perfect for our preparations,” Arnold said.
“Australia has a long football history with Korea Republic, so hopefully we’ll see the sold-out sign go up at Suncorp Stadium for this match.”
Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the friendly would attract fans from around the country and inject $5.8 million into the Queensland economy.
“Securing an international soccer match of this calibre in Brisbane is a coup for Queensland,” Ms Jones said.
“We know sporting events like this deliver strong tourism outcomes by driving visitation.
“It will also give Socceroos fans the chance to enjoy a piece of live world-class soccer action in their own backyard.”