Korea will square off against Brazil, the host of next year's FIFA World Cup, in a friendly match this fall.
The Korea Football Association said on Wednesday that the two sides have agreed to play at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Oct. 12. This will be the first time they have met on the pitch in 11 years.
Korea has amassed a record of one win and three losses against the Latin American country. The only victory came in March 1999 in Seoul courtesy of a goal by Kim Do-hoon, who finished off the match at 1-0. In their latest encounter in November 2002, Seol Ki-hyeon and Ahn Jung-hwan both found the back of the net but Korea still lost the friendly 3-2.
Three days after the game against Brazil, Korea will face Mali at home in an exhibition match in Cheonan on Oct. 15. The African powerhouse ranks 32nd in the world according to FIFA and finished third at this year's Africa Cup of Nations.