Lyon Foundation breaks the world record for the longest football match by playing for 68 hours. The match ended with a mind-boggling score of 399-369.
Lyon Foundation smashed the world record for the longest match this week per Lyon’s official website. The Website reads: “It was at 8:30 that the world record fell! In total, after 68 hours of uninterrupted effort, the longest match in the world ended on Monday, July 1, early in the afternoon on the field no. 5 of OL Academy! On the phenomenal score of 399 to 369, the players experienced a moment of intense sharing.”
The world record match witnessed a massive 807 participants from 60 different countries take part. The teams took turns playing five-a-side games for three days and two nights without stopping.
With over 800 participants, The Lyon foundation have erased the previous record of 677 participants. They can now boast of having two world records under their belt. It looks likely that the French team will hold on to these records for a really long time.
The match was organized by the Equal Playing Field Association that aims to share values of equality between women and men. It also aimed to promote the exchange between players and players from all countries, and to raise awareness about the sport of women in football, with an aim to go to get closer to equality. Special guests such as the Jain Women’s World Cup singer and ambassador were there to support this fight and encourage participants.
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