Brazil test awaits McKay

Brisbane Roar midfielder Matt McKay will have the chance to line up against some of the world’s biggest football stars after he was named in the Socceroos squad to take on Brazil in Brasilia on September 7.

Brisbane Roar midfielder Matt McKay will have the chance to line up against some of the world-s biggest football stars after he was named in the Socceroos squad to take on Brazil in Brasilia on September 7.

McKay, who re-joined his hometown club earlier this month, was one of four Hyundai A-League players in the 22-man squad selected by Head Coach Holger Osieck to play against next year-s FIFA World Cup hosts.

This will be the seventh match between Brazil and Australia at senior men-s international level after the team-s last met at the Allianz Arena in the group phase of the 2006 FIFA World Cup where Brazil were 2-0 winners.

The Socceroos are currently ranked 46th in the FIFA World Rankings whilst the Brazilians are currently 9th (as of 8 August 2013).

The match between the Socceroos and Brazil will be broadcast live & exclusive on FOX SPORTS 3HD and 3 from 5.00am (AEST).

Socceroos squad: Mark BRESCIANO (Al Gharafa, QATAR), Tim CAHILL (New York Red Bulls, USA), Robert CORNTHWAITE (Chunnam Dragons, KOREA REPUBLIC), Mitchell DUKE (Central Coast Mariners FC, AUSTRALIA), James HOLLAND (FK Austria Vienna, AUSTRIA), Brett HOLMAN (Al Nasr Sports Club, UAE), Mile JEDINAK (Crystal Palace FC, ENGLAND), Josh KENNEDY (Nagoya Grampus, JAPAN), Robbie KRUSE (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, GERMANY), Mitchell LANGERAK (gk) (B.V. Borussia 09 Dortmund, GERMANY), Ryan McGOWAN (Shandong Luneng Taishan FC, CHINA PR), Matthew McKAY (Brisbane Roar FC, AUSTRALIA), Mark MILLIGAN (Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA), Lucas NEILL (Omiya Ardija, JAPAN), Tommy OAR (FC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS), Sasa OGNENOVSKI (Umm Salal SC, QATAR), Tom ROGIC (Celtic FC, SCOTLAND), Mat RYAN (gk) (Club Brugge KV, BELGIUM), Mark SCHWARZER (gk) (Chelsea FC, ENGLAND), Archie THOMPSON (Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA), Luke WILKSHIRE (FK Dinamo Moscow, RUSSIA), Rhys WILLIAMS (Middlesbrough FC, ENGLAND)