Australia is to seek the assistance of Brazil in a bid to host the soccer World Cup in 2018.
Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, speaking at a joint press conference with his Brazilian counterpart Celso Amorim in Canberra on Wednesday, says both nations share a passion for football.
Brazil has won the right to host the cup in 2014.
"Australia has a bid to host the 2018 World Cup," Mr Smith said.
"So I have asked Minister Amorim to contemplate whether Brazil might be able to give us some assistance in that respect."