Football Federation Australia said on Saturday that the Socceroos will play Thailand at Melbourne's AAMI Park on Sept. 5 in their final World Cup qual
Son Heung-Min and Ki Sung-Yeung could miss the start of the new Premier League season, and South Korea's two remaining 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Malaysia remain two spots ahead of Singapore in the FIFA rankings after both fell 12 places, with minnows Myanmar and Bhutan now above both of them.
The FFA has decided not to push round one of the upcoming A-League season back to cater for potential Socceroos' World Cup qualifying playoffs.
Australia's encouraging Confederations Cup showing proved that there should be a World Cup spot for Tim Cahill, but Mile Jedinak's could be in doubt.
Swiss-born Charyl Chappuis has joined Muang Thong, with the Thai champions adding midfield reinforcements after Chanathip Songkrasin's exit to Japan.