Socceroos to warm up in Copenhagen

The Qantas Socceroos will play an international friendly match against Denmark in Copenhagen on 2 June 2012.

The Qantas Socceroos will play an international friendly match against Denmark in Copenhagen on 2 June 2012.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today confirmed the fixture would be the final warm up match before the 4th round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck said he was delighted to be able to play against such quality opposition as Denmark prior to the final phase of the qualification campaign.

“Denmark is a highly regarded football team with a well-respected coach in Morten Olsen,” said Osieck.

“The Danes will be a week away from their opening match for Euro 2012 when we meet in June so we expect to face a full-strength and motivated opponent.”

Denmark, currently 11th in the FIFA Men-s Rankings, has been drawn in Euro 2012 Group B with the Netherlands, Germany and Portugal.

The Qantas Socceroos, 22nd in the FIFA Rankings, have qualified for the 4th round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers with one match to spare.

The final group match will be played against Saudi Arabia at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Wednesday 29 February (7.30pm kick off). Tickets are on sale from or 132 849

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will make the draw for the 4th round in late March with qualification matches to be confirmed for mid-June.

The Qantas Socceroos have played Denmark on two previous occasions with the Qantas Socceroos most recently defeating Denmark 1-0 at Ruimsig Stadium prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

The match will be played at the Parken Stadium, Copenhagen and will be broadcast Live and Exclusive by FOX SPORTS in Australia.

Ticketing details will be released at a later date.

Match Details Denmark v Qantas Socceroos Saturday 2 June 2012 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark Kick-Off time:TBC

CEST = Central European Summer time (UTC + 2) AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC + 10)

Current FIFA Men-s Ranking (as at 23 November 2011) Qantas Socceroos - 22 Denmark - 11

Last Match Details: Australia 1 (Josh Kennedy 71-) Denmark 0 Ruimsig Stadium, Roodepoort, South Africa 1 June 2010 Referee: Daniel Bennet (RSA) Crowd: 6,000

Qantas Socceroos line-up: 1.Mark Schwarzer, 2.Lucas Neill (c), 3.Craig Moore (6.Michael Beauchamp 76-), 4.Tim Cahill (Brett Holman 46-), 5.Jason Culina (15.Mile Jedinak 73-), 8Luke Wilkshire, 9.Joshua Kennedy, 11.Scott Chipperfield (David Carney 46-), 15.Vincenzo Grella, 19.Richard Garcia (16.Carl Valeri 46-), 23.Mark Bresciano (25.Dario Vidosic 73-) Substitutes Not Used: 12.Adam Federici (gk), 7.Brett Emerton, 18.Brad Jones (gk), 26.Shane Lowry, 31.Nikita Rukavytsya, 22.Rhys Williams

Yellow Cards: Nil Red Cards: Nil

Denmark line-up: 16.Stephan Andersen (gk), 13.Per Kroldrup, 23.Patrick Mtiliga, 6.Lars Jacobsen, 4.Daniel Agger, 2.Christian Poulsen (10.Martin Jorgensen 79-), 7.Daniel Jensen (14.Jakob Poulsen 46-), 12.Thomas Kahlenburg (17.Mikkel Beckmann 82-), 20 Thomas Enevoldsen (18.Soren Larsen 62-), 21.Christian Eriksen (Dennis Rommedahl 46-), 9.Jon Dahl Tomasson (8.Jesper Gronkjaer 62-)

Substitutes Not Used: 22.Jesper Christiansen (gk), 5.William Kvist, 15.Simon Busk Poulsen

Yellow Cards: Patrick Mtiliga 87- Red Cards: Nil