Football Federation Australia says the Socceroos will open the third round of Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brisbane on Sept. 2 against Thailand.

It will be Australia's first in Brisbane since the Socceroos sealed their 2010 AFC Asian Cup finals berth in March 2010.

The draw for Asian qualifiers for Brazil 2014 was made in Rio de Janeiro last weekend. Australia, which is entering qualifying in the third round, is in Group D with Saudi Arabia, Oman and Thailand. The top two teams in each group advance to the fourth round.

Australia is attempting to reach the World Cup for a fourth time, and third in succession. After losing to eventual champion Italy in the second round at Germany 2006, Australia failed to progress from the group stage at South Africa 2010.