The Socceroos will make their long-awaited return to Brisbane for the first time in almost four years when they face South Korea in an international friendly at Suncorp Stadium on November 17.
The last time the two teams met was in the Sydney final of the Asian Cup in 2015 which Australia won 2-1 in extra time.
The two nations faced off at Suncorp stadium earlier in the group stage when Korea Republic won 1-0 at Suncorp Stadium before Australia defeated China in the quarterfinals at the same venue.
The friendly will be broadcast live throughout Australia by Fox Sports and Network TEN and is expected to inject almost $6million into the State's economy.
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold was in Brisbane for today’s announcement and said the clash was an important warm-up for the reigning cup holders ahead of next year's tournament in the UAE.
The match will be his first home game in charge of the national team.
“To have the opportunity to play a team of the calibre of Korea Republic at home six weeks before the start of the AFC Asian Cup is perfect for our preparations,” Arnold said.
“When we play Korea Republic in Queensland it will have been just over a year since the Caltex Socceroos last played on home soil. It’s important that we bring as many high-quality matches to Australia as possible so that Australians have the opportunity to watch our top players together.
“Speaking to the players, they are all excited about coming back to Australia and playing in front of our home fans.
“Australia has a long football history with Korea Republic, so hopefully we’ll see the sold-out sign go up at Suncorp Stadium for this match."
Football Federation Australia (FFA), the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council were all represented at the announcement.
"It is fantastic that the first match that the Caltex Socceroos play on home soil and under new Head Coach Graham Arnold is against Korea Republic in Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium," FFA boss David Gallop said.
“The last time these two teams met in the Final of the AFC Asian Cup in 2015 was a spectacular event that will long live in the memory of all who watched it.
“With the next AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only five months away, matches like this are a crucial component of tournament preparation and all players will be looking to impress Graham."
This will be the 29th time the two nations have met since their first clash in 1967. The last time these two nations faced each other was at the AFC Asian Cup 2015 Final in Sydney which the Caltex Socceroos won in dramatic circumstances.
The Socceroos are currently ranked 43rd in the world and South Korea 57th.
Tickets for this match will go on-sale at www.socceroos.com.au/tickets to the Football Family members from 3pm (AEST) today and to the general public from 9am Monday, August 27 2018.
Caltex Socceroos v Korea Republic (International Friendly)
Saturday, 17 November 2018
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland
Kick-off: To be confirmed
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS and Network TEN