Football fans all over the world are tuning in to see their teams in action, but just as excited are a few supporters that are out of this world.
The six-member crew on the International Space Station is feeling the World Cup fever as they share their excitement with the Earth below. In a video message from the Space Station, astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman and Elexander Gerst sent good luck messages to their teams and also tried some of the exquisite shots in zero-gravity football.
In his message from the final frontier, German crew member Gerst said, "We want to wish all the teams and fans on the ground in Brazil a great World Cup. Have fun and have peaceful games."
His American colleague Reid Wiseman added: "Have fun, play hard and we'll be watching on the International Space Station."
The FIFA World Cup 2014 kicked off yesterday in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Although the crew has been trained for years to work in unison, they might feel a little competitive on June 26 when the U.S. and Germany face off with each other on the field.
The crew consists of two Americans, a German and three Russians. All of their countries are represented at the World Cup. We can take a pretty good guess whose team has the most chance of winning.