Newcastle Jets will face Indonesia club Persija Jakarta on February 12 to keep their bid for Asian Champions League qualification alive.
The Jets will host the Liga 1 winners at McDonald Jones Stadium next week in the preliminary round 2.
If they win, they will proceed to play against last year's Asian Champions League winners Kashima Antlers on February 19 for a spot in the group stage.
Newcastle will be placed in Group E along with Gyeongnam FC, Johor Darul Ta’zim and Playoff Spot 2 Winner (China/Thailand/Vietnam) if they win both playoffs.
Brazillian winger Jair has been left out of the Asian Champions League squad due to visa player restrictions.
Joey Champness isn’t in the squad for the play-off phase of the competition, because of injury, but should the club progress to the Group Stage he will be in the mix.
"We’ve picked a strong core of players with a good mix of experience and youth,” Jets coach Ernie Merrick said.
“There are a couple in there who have played in the Asian Champions League before like Nikolai [Topor-Stanley] and Nigel [Boogaard], and their understanding of the Asian football landscape will be crucial to our chances.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for our players to showcase their skills on the big stage, and the boys are really keen to play Champions League.
“It’s an honour for the club to have the opportunity to qualify, we’re extremely focused on the task at hand and looking forward to challenge."