FIFA World Cup Best Wishes Come from Space Station

Updated: 13 June 2014 10:06 IST

Not many in this world can resist the thrill of football. Not many outside can either as astronauts on board the International Space Station send their wishes for the FIFA World Cup 2014 as well.

Berlin:

The six-member crew on the International Space Station may be busy conducting scientific experiments out there on the final frontier. Even astronauts will be taking some downtime to watch the FIFA World Cup action in Brazil.

In a video message from orbit, German crew member Alexander Gerst wished all teams and fans in Brazil "peaceful games." (Also read: Brazil celebrates opening win)

Earth Space

This NASA image released on June 12, 2013 shows an image of Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo captured by US astronaut Reid Wiseman, as the International Space Station orbits the Earth.

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His American colleague Reid Wiseman added: "Have fun, play hard, and we'll be watching on the International Space Station." (In pics: The world becomes one giant football)

Gerst, Wiseman and station commander Steve Swanson of NASA also showed off their football skills in low gravity, displaying some impressive feats in the video that players down on Earth might be envious of.

Along with the German and two Americans, there are three Russians on the space station right now: All their countries are represented at the World Cup.

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