Australia take on the former World Cup winners in September and October.
Socceroos captain Lucas Neill believes the squad can only benefit from the high-profile friendlies against France and Brazil later this year.
Holger Osieck’s men will tackle the 2013 Confederations Cup winners and World Cup hosts in Brasilia on September 7 before travelling to Paris to face Les Bleus in October in preparation for the tournament in South America.
Neill commended Football Federation Australia for arranging warm-up matches against such illustrious opponents and feels the players will relish the chance to test themselves against some of the best players on the globe.
“On a national-team level, you couldn’t ask for any more (than) to be able to go to Brazil to play against arguably the in-form national team in the world,” he told The Australian.
“Then to follow that up with France in Paris is another massive coup for the FFA.
“You can’t ask for any more and certainly we’re going to get asked a lot of questions in these games. I suppose in a way to find where we are as a national team and what level we are and what level we need to get to if we are going to be competitive in the World Cup.”