Australia woos Brazil over World Cup bid

August 27, 2008
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 ...

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