Six-fingered family points to Brazil’s World Cup win

BRASILIA, Brazil (NBC/APTN) — Brazilians have embraced a unique family as World Cup talismans.

Fourteen of the 24 members of the Silva family were born with more than five digits on their hands or feet.

The genetic condition is called polydactyl.

Brazil is trying to win the World Cup for the sixth time.

The Silva family is proud of their uniqueness and see it as a bonus.

They’ve organized their traditional June Saint John’s Day party to coincide with Brazil’s game against Cameroon on Monday.

Everyone at the party must wear a T-shirt showing a six-fingered hand.

They’re hoping their lucky number – six – comes through. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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