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  • 12 June 2014, 14:18

Out Of This World Cup: Space Station Kickabout

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station got themselves into the World Cup spirit by kicking a football around in zero gravity.

US astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson and German astronaut Alexander Gerst were preparing to watch the tournament from some 230 miles above Earth.

"We want to wish all the teams and fans on the ground in Brazil a great World Cup. Have fun and have peaceful games," said Mr Gerst.

"May the best win and viel gl?(good luck)!"

Mr Wiseman said: "Have fun, play hard and we'll be watching on the International Space Station."

Come June 26, the crew might feel a little friendly competition. The US and Germany will play each other as both teams were drawn in Group G.

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