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Australia to play Malaysia friendly
Published : 09 Sep 2011 04:30:20
Australia will face Malaysia for the first time in almost 20 years when they host the Asian nation in a friendly in Canberra next month.
The two teams have met seven times previously but not since 1992 when the Socceroos defeated Malaysia 1-0 in Jakarta.
Football Federation Australia said Friday the game would act as a warm-up ahead of the team's third 2014 World Cup qualifier against Oman in Sydney on October 11, four days after the Canberra test.
The Socceroos currently lead Group D in Asian qualifying with six points after defeating Thailand 2-1 and Saudi Arabia 3-1.