There's an impressive results service here in Korea.
News of the USA's shock 3-2 win over Portugal on Wednesday was instantly relayed into space, where the two Americans on board the international space station delighted in the result.
Both are keen football fans and were able to share their celebrations with their Russian colleague, who had already been informed of his nation's 2-0 win over Tunisia.
That surprise USA win broke records - as well as Portugal hearts.
The Group D clash was the first World Cup match to feature two own goals in the same game.
Jorge Costa's unfortunate header and a second-half slice from Jeff Agoos meant the pair now enjoy a permanent place in the record books - whether they like it or not.
Winning, it seems, is a powerful anaesthetic.
Having secured victory in their opening game for the first time in over 50 years, Spanish hopes are sky-high - and none of the players want to miss out.
Left-back Juanfran Garcia looked to have suffered a serious injury when he was stretchered off in agony at the end of Spain's win over Slovenia.
But Garcia has made a rapid recovery in time to play against Paraguay on Friday.
"I've got flexible ligaments," he said, by way of explanation.
"The pain was also considerably less thanks to breaking our streak of going so many years without winning a match."
Brazilian star Rivaldo has been given a verbal warning after finding himself the first subject of Fifa's clampdown on "simulation".
Rivaldo was fined about £5,000 for faking injury in the win over Turkey.