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Unless you've been living on a deserted island for the past year or so, you know that the World Cup kicked off today with a match between Brazil and Croatia – and three crew members of the International Space Station have produced a video to celebrate the greatest team-sports event in the world over which they're orbiting. …


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  1. Charlie Clark Silver badge


    Bet the Americans used the wrong units when putting the ISS together otherwise it would be regulation pitch sized!

    1. Big-nosed Pengie

      Re: Typical

      Given that the Americans measure everything in football fields, they probably got it right.

      Of course they never say which brand of football. (I assume they're all different sizes.)

    2. ukgnome

      regulation pitch sized?

      The length of a pitch must be between 100 yards (90m) and 130 yards (120m) and the width not less than 50 yards (45m) and not more than 100 yards (90m)

      1. BongoJoe

        Re: regulation pitch sized?

        ...and can't be square.

  2. Johnny Canuck

    That looks like entirely too much fun.

  3. Return To Sender

    Draw straws.

    When the ball gets accidentally kicked in to the orbit next door, who has to go and ask for it back?

  4. D@v3

    Zero G football.

    Looks great. How long before we can get a larger, but much simpler (less scientific bits and bobs hanging off every available surface), space station up, so that we can start ZG football as a proper sport?

    1. Robert Helpmann??

      Re: Zero G football.

      A ZG football league is a thing to look forward to. ZG football riots on the other hand...

  5. Vladimir Plouzhnikov


    A football, windows, vacuum, a couple of guy messing about - what could go wrong?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Er...

      'A football, windows, vacuum,'

      didn't they abandon windows in favour of linux last year?

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