Joeys coach Tony Vidmar is under no illusions about the challenge his side will face at the FIFA U17 World Cup.
The young Aussies were drawn in a tricky Group C on Friday, pitted against European powerhouse Germany, South American giants Argentina and Mexico.
The tournament will run from 17 October to 8 November 2015 in eight host cities.
“We’re coming up against three powerhouse countries in world football but that is what you expect at the World Cup,” Vidmar said following the draw in Chile.
“Australia is not going to get any better exposure, or a better chance to test ourselves against the best in the game, than this.
“Our preparation for these games steps up from now and we will work hard to ensure we represent Australia with pride.”
The Joeys start their tournament against Germany on October 18 at the Estadio Municipal Nelson Oyarzún Arenas, Chillán, 400km south of Santiago.
All of the Joeys’ group stage matches will be at the Vidmar said playing all group stage matches in one city would be a positive for the Joeys.
“There’s a few groups where they have to move around the country, so it’s handy to have all our games in the same city,” he said.
Poll results: Fans vote for Cahill call-up
We're not too far away from the Socceroos' second Group C FIFA World Cup™ match against Denmark, live at 10pm on SBS and Optus Sport. Before the crucial encounter against the Scandinavian nation, we asked you - the fans - to vote for who you think should be in Bert van Marwij
Milicic's clue for Denmark approach
Ante Milicic has absorbed his fair share of huge football matches from the Socceroos dugout in recent times. But the Socceroos Assistant Coach says tonight's encounter with Denmark will be bigger than anything he's ever faced. TALKING POINTS: Van Marwijk's change up that co
'I'm not convinced anymore': Dane worried by Socceroos
Hyundai A-League star Michael Jakobsen was confident Denmark would beat Australia comfortably at the World Cup, but the Socceroos' performance against France now has him less convinced. Australia's display against one of the tournament favourites in Kazan on Saturday drew prai
How to watch, follow Socceroos v Denmark
The Socceroos will be in search of a vital win against their Scandinavian opponents tonight to keep their FIFA World Cup™ dream alive. It will be the fourth meeting between Australia and Denmark in Thursday night's clash at the Samara Arena, with the Socceroos last tasting vic