Astronauts show off their soccer moves in zero gravity

The World Cup kicks off today and, to get in the spirit, astronauts aboard the International Space Station show off their moves. The friendly match may not be what Brazilian soccer legend Pelé had in mind when he coined the term “the beautiful game,” but the international crew members sure look like they had fun. Here’s some zero-gravity footwork:

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Here’s the full video:

Astronauts on the International Space Station got into the mood for the World Cup with some moves worthy of Wayne Rooney or Neymar. NASA's Steve Swanson might be getting a late call for Team USA based on this microgravity-assisted bicycle kick. (NASA)
Nick Kirkpatrick is a digital photo editor at The Washington Post. Follow him on Instagram or on Twitter.

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