Scotland’s fixture list for 2012 has been finalised after the SFA confirmed the national team will take on Australia and Luxembourg in friendly matches later this year.
Craig Levein's men will take on the Socceroos at Easter Road on August 15 before a trip to the Stade Jose Barthel on November 14.
The home match in Edinburgh will act as a final warm-up game ahead of 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Serbia and Macedonia in September.
Scotland have played Australia on four previous occasions, winning two, drawing one and losing the last match between the teams 2-0 in November 2000.
The most significant meetings came in a two-legged World Cup play-off back in 1985 with the Scots running out 2-0 winners.
Scotland’s last match at Easter Road came back in November 2004 when they lost 4-1 to Sweden.
The Scots last took on Luxembourg in the qualifying stages for Euro 1988. Then managed by Andy Roxburgh, Scotland won 3-0 at home before drawing 0-0 in the return match.
Craig Levein told the SFA’s website: “I’m delighted to finalise our full schedule of matches for 2012. The match against Australia will be our first on home soil this year, and comes directly before two World Cup qualifiers against Serbia and Macedonia at Hampden in September.
“Just last year Australia defeated another of our Group A opponents, Wales, in Cardiff, and have been in good form in their own qualifiers, so I have no doubt that they will provide us with a tough test.
“We’re all excited about the opportunity to play in front of a home crowd at Easter Road, after two important away fixtures.
“We then hope to round off a positive year on a high note with another away friendly in Luxembourg. I’m sure that many of our supporters will relish the opportunity to visit the country for the first time in 25 years, and we’re all looking forward to the same fantastic backing that we received in Slovenia last week.”
On Tuesday, a meeting between European football's governing body and some of the continent's leading clubs agreed in principle to get rid of the August friendly date.
The compromise, which must be agreed by FIFA, was reached to slash the number of games each year from twelve to nine per year.