Korea Republic today confirmed they will play AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 rivals Uzbekistan at the venue which has been ignored by professional football for years.

The 18,000-capacity ground has previously been dismissed for what was said to be substandard broadcast conditions for lighting and camera facilities, as well as fan amenities.

It's mainly been used by rugby union but Brisbane Roar used its facilities for training until 2014.

Now the Taeguk Warriors will face Uzbekistan’s White Wolves on November 20 at the historic venue as both teams continue their build up to Asia’s showpiece international football tournament in the Middle East, which kicks off in January.

Already over 2,500 Korea Republic supporters have purchased tickets into the away team sections for Australia’s clash with Korea Republic at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, November 17.

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop said they were pleased to have been able to help arrange a further international friendly fixture in Brisbane in the lead up to the Asian Cup.

“It is a credit to our people and to the city of Brisbane that we have been able to lure another strong Asian football nation to Queensland to play,” Gallop said.

“Like Australia, Korea Republic, Uzbekistan, as well as Lebanon who the Caltex Socceroos will play in Sydney, are preparing for next year’s AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

“To have four of the 24 competing nations coming to Australia just two months before the tournament is a credit to the type of facilities and organisation Australia can provide.”

Korea Republic will contest Group C at the  Asian Cup against Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, and China PR, while Uzbekistan will be in Group F alongside Japan, Oman, and Turkmenistan.

Kick-off at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane is at 8pm AEST.