Socceroos to play Colombia in London as part of World Cup preparations

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The green and gold will face La Tricolour in the second of two European based friendlies

Australia have locked in a friendly against Colombia in London as they ramp up their preparations for the World Cup.

The match will be played at Fulham's Craven Cotttage on March 28 at 6am (AEDT) - four days after the Socceroos meet Norway in Oslo.

Colombia are ranked 13th in the world and feature several superstar players including James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao.

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The Socceroos are without a coach less than five months before the start of the World Cup, but one is expected to be appointed in mid-February.

Dutch coaches Bert Van Marwijk and Louis Van Gaal are believed to be heading Football Federation Australia's shortlist to take the team to Russia.

Australia has been drawn in group C alongside France, Peru and Denmark.

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