With less than two months until the 2019 Asian Cup, the Socceroos will take on the Korea Republic at Suncorp Stadium on November 17 in Graham Arnold's second game in charge.
The latest Arnold era began with a 4-0 win over Kuwait and Australia will be desperate to defeat a much more highly rated opponent leading up to the Asian Cup.
These two last met in the 2015 decider of that tournament with the green and gold claiming a 2-1 extra-time win via a James Troisi strike.
Prior to that, the Korea Republic had claimed a narrow 1-0 win over the Socceroos in the group stages - with Australia just edging the overall head-to-head history with 12 wins compared South Korea's 10.
|Game||Australia vs Korea Republic|
|Date||Saturday, November 17 AEDT|
|Time||7.50pm AEDT / 6.50pm LOCAL|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In Australia, the match can be watched live on Fox Sports through the Foxtel platform.
You can stream the game through either the Foxtel Go or Play platform - just bear in mind both services are subscription based.
|AUS TV channel||Online stream|
|Fox Sports/ Channel 10||Foxtel GO/Play|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Ryan, Vukovic, Langerak|
|Defenders||Sainsbury, Behich, Gersbach, Jurman, Milligan, Risdon, Degenek|
|Midfielders||Luongo, Mooy, Jeggo, Amini, Irvine, Mabil, Rogic|
|Forwards||Kruse, Juric, Leckie, Boyle, Nabbout, Maclaren|
Along with the above 23-man squad, Graham Arnold has also included a further four train-on players to the mix in the form of Craig Goodwin, Rhyan Grant, Thomas Deng and Dimitri Petratos.
|Position||Korea Republic players|
Kim Seung-gyu, Kim Jin-hyeon, Jo Hyeon-woo
|Defenders||Kim Young-gwon, Park Joo-ho, Lee Yong, Hong Chul, Kim Min-jae, Jung Seung-hyun, Kwon Kyung-won, Kim Moon-hwan, Park Ji-soo, Lee You-hyeon|
|Midfielders||Lee Chung-yong, Koo Ja-cheol, Nam Tae-hee, Jung Woo-young, Hwang Hee-chan, Moon Seon-min, Kim Seung-dae, Hwang In-beom, Lee Jin-hyun, Na Sang-ho, Kim Jung-min|
|Forwards||Hwang Ui-jo, Suk Hyun-jun|
Betting & Match Odds
A 1-0 win to Australia is the most likely result with odds of $6.
All odds courtesy of Bet365. All odds correct at time of publishing.
If Kuwait was a warm up, the Korea Republic loom as an ideal early test for Graham Arnold and his new look Socceroos squad.
Goals and youth are top of the agenda for Arnold, who will only has three games to get things rolling before the Asian Cup kicks off in January.
Australia are now without long-time skipper Mile Jedinak and all-time top scorer Tim Cahill so will have plenty of holes to fill in a short space of time.
The signs were encouraging for Arnold in a comfortable 4-0 over Kuwait in October, but Korea Republic won't be making things easy for a Socceroos side in transition.
Paulo Bento's side are undefeated in five straight games having picked up wins against Germany and Uruguay during that span.
Their last hit out did however did see them squander a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Panama and Australia will be out to exploit any weakness as both sides look to gather momentum ahead of the Asian Cup.