Socceroos to face world champions Germany

The Socceroos will follow-up the Asian Cup with a clash against world champions Germany on March 25, it has been revealed. 

Former Germany international striker and now the team's general manager, Oliver Bierhoff, accidentally let slip during a press conference that the friendly is set to be held next year, despite the fixture not being formally announced by FIFA or either nation's governing body.

It will be Australia's first meeting with 'Die Mannschaft' since they came from behind to upset Joachim Loew's side 2-1 in Moenchengladbach in March 2011.

An FFA spokesperson said: "FFA is in advanced discussions with the DFB (German football association) about a friendly international and we hope to conclude those talks and confirm a match in the near future."