6-fingered family roots for Brazil’s sixth World Cup


Silvia Santos, facing camera, embraces her daughter Ana Carolina at their home in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. All the members of the Silva family were born with an extra digit on each hand as a result of a genetic condition known as polydactyly. Rather than recoil in the face of constant stares by curious onlookers the 14 members of the family spanning four generations seem to embrace their physical differences with pride. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) AGUAS CLARAS, Brazil (AP) — A family is counting on the fingers of a single hand the hopes for Brazil to win a sixth World Cup championship.