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International Space Station astronauts celebrate World Cup

The World Cup kicks off later today in Sao Paolo, Brazil, but astronauts on the International Space Station started their celebrations ahead of time.
International Space Station crew kicks a ball around in zero gravity, sends best wishes to World Cup teams 1:08

The World Cup kicks off later today in Sao Paolo, Brazil, but astronauts on the International Space Station started their celebrations ahead of time.

In a video released by NASA, astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman and Elexander Gerst wished teams and fans well in the competition. They then kicked a soccer ball around the space station, taking advantage of their gravity-free situation to pull off some fancy moves.

Watch the video in the player above.