Socceroos to play Belgium in September friendly

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The Socceroos will face Belgium in an international friendly in September, according to the Red Devils' official Twitter account.

The match, yet to be officially confirmed by Football Federation Australia, is expected to be played on September 5 in Liege.

Ange Postecoglou's team will reportedly also face Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar in September and October as they prepare to host the 2015 Asian Cup in January.

Belgium, 11th in the FIFA rankings, will represent tough opponents for the Socceroos.

Marc Wilmots' team lost to beaten finalists Argentina in the last eight at the World Cup, and boast a host of stars in their ranks, including Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and the Chelsea trio of Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Romelu Lukaku.

At least one of Postecoglou's players won't have far to travel - first-choice goalkeeper Mat Ryan plays in Belgium's Pro League with Club Brugge.