It’s not the first time the two teams have met, but it would be the first major international match in Brisbane since the 2017 World Cup.
The A-League sides last met in October 2018, when they were drawn against each other in the quarterfinals of the ACL, and Australia’s first leg win came in the shootout in Melbourne.
The A-listers will travel to France to take on the Ligue 1 leaders on Thursday.
The Socceroos are still waiting for their second international opponent, after they were handed a game against a European club in the second leg of their quarterfinal with Real Madrid in Barcelona.
It’s the third meeting between Australia and France since the tournament was first introduced in 1996, and both sides have a history of success.
The two sides met at the 2013 World Cup in Brazil, and have met three times since the event was first played in 1966.
The last time Australia met France was in the 2006 quarterfinal in Germany.
France are a formidable side, having beaten Australia in the 2014 and 2015 World Cups.
They are unbeaten in their past five matches and sit in seventh place in the standings.
Australia have not lost to France since 2010, and will be hoping to get back on track in France, where they have not won a match since the World Cup last year.
Aussie defender James Troisi celebrates scoring the opening goal against France in Brazil.
Source: Getty Images Australia’s squad is expected to be announced on Thursday, with full-back James Troiis expected to leave Sydney FC in the summer, with former Australian international Daniel Rioli moving to Melbourne City.
The Australian national team’s squad will be unveiled in Sydney on Thursday evening, with Sydney FC holding the final two spots.
Nelson Oliveira (right) celebrates scoring a goal against Brazil in Brazil’s opening World Cup qualifier.
Source (ABC News: David Smith)Australia’s first game of the tournament is against a country that has qualified for every tournament since its inception.
France are unbeaten at home this season and have won four out of their last five games.
Australia will be without the injured Aaron Mooy, who is recovering from a knee injury sustained in a pre-World Cup friendly against Colombia.
Despite being without Mooy for most of the year, the Socceroos have played well enough to win three of their past four matches.
They have beaten Colombia twice, Spain and Brazil twice.