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Australia are set to face one of their sternest tests in years, with Holger Osieck taking his players to face the five-time World Cup winners in their own backyard next month

The Brazilian Football Confederation has confirmed that the Selecao will host the Socceroos in a friendly on September 7.

The game was understood to have already been pencilled in for some time by the CBF and Football Federation Australia, with FIFA displaying the fixture on its website since July.

The CBF has now announced that the match will take place as expected, publishing a story on their website confirming Australia will tackle the 2013 Confederations Cup winners at Estadio Mane Garrincha in the capital Brasilia on September 7, Brazil's national independence day.

The match is likely to prove a stern test for Holger Osieck's team, with Brazil - next year's FIFA World Cup hosts - on a high after dispatching reigning world and European champions Spain 3-0 in the Confederations Cup final on June 30.

The FFA are due to rubber stamp the CBF's announcement on Tuesday (AEST).

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