Astronauts playing with football in International Space Station
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World Cup: Space Station astronauts show off football skills

12 June 2014 Last updated at 04:25 BST

Astronauts at the International Space Station have shown off their football skills as the World Cup opens in Brazil.

German astronaut Alexander Gerst and Americans Reid Weisman and Steve Swanson passed on their good luck wishes to teams and showed that zero gravity was no barrier to enjoying "the beautiful game".

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