The Socceroos will be back in Canberra for the first time in four years after the FFA and ACT Government confirmed the opening home fixture in their qualification journey for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Australia will play their first home World Cup and Asian Cup qualifier when they take on Nepal at Canberra Stadium on October 10.
The Socceroos will host four joint-qualification matches over the next 12 months, playing against Nepal, Kuwait, Chinese Taipei and Jordan in Australia.
FFA chief executive David Gallop backed the decision to select Canberra as the Socceroos' first home destination on their road to the World Cup.
"Football is the largest team sport in Canberra with nearly 40,000 registered outdoor participants, so it's great that the football community of the ACT, and sports fans generally, will be able to watch the Socceroos live at [Canberra] Stadium," Gallop said.
"The selection of Canberra for this important Socceroos fixture is, in part, down to the ACT Government's fantastic pledge for the game, and we're sure a large and vocal crowd of Australian supporters will get behind the team in what will be their first game on [home] soil in almost a year."
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It comes as part of a three-way $24.5 million deal between the FFA, ACT government and Capital Football to build a new centre of excellence at Throsby and secure more internationals in the ACT.
Canberra will host three international matches over the next 18 months, with the Socceroos and Matildas to play one match apiece. The Young Matildas will also play in Canberra.
The Socceroos haven't played in Canberra since 19,500 watched their World Cup qualifier against Kyrgzstan in 2015, while the Matildas have't featured since they played against New Zealand at the AIS Track in 2013.
Another good turnout will help Canberra's A-League bid as support for football continues to grow in the capital.
Capital Football boss Phil Brown welcomed the opportunity to host international soccer again and for local fans to watch their idols at Canberra Stadium.
"The confirmation of a Socceroos World Cup qualifier coming to Canberra this year is an exciting opportunity for Canberra's football community to get behind one of our national teams," Brown said.
"Capital Football would again like to thank the ACT Government and Football Federation Australia whose partnership has not only allowed this opportunity but afforded the delivery of the new Home of Football to be built in Throsby."
The Socceroos will need to finish as the winner of their group or four best runners-up to advance directly to the 2023 Asian Cup finals as well as the next qualifying round for the Qatar World Cup.
Australia will also host Kuwait on March 26 next year, Chinese Taipei on June 4 and Jordan on June 6.
Tickets for Australia's match against Nepal will go on sale on Tuesday, August 13.