Longest game of futsal: Bethel College team sets world record (HD Video)
MISHAWAKA, IN, USA -- The Bethel College men's soccer team played futsal non-stop for 35 hours
in Gates Gymnasium located on Bethel's campus
- setting the new world record for the Longest Game of Futsal.
The previous Guinness world record for the longest game of futsal was 32 hours 20 minutes, and was achieved at the gym of Centro de Educação Integrada School in Natal, Brazil
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most consecutive futsal penalty kicks was 931 in an event organized by Shonan Bellmare Futsal Club (Japan) at Odawara Arena in Odawara, Japan.
"The purpose of the event was to raise money for a mission trip to Brazil this summer, and to continue to fulfill the mission of the soccer team, which is to glorify God through excellence in how we play, serve and celebrate," says Head Coach of the Bethel Men's Soccer Team, Thiago Pinto.
Futsal is form of indoor soccer that is played in over 100 countries around the world and is played on a basketball-sized court. It is played with a special "low-bounce" ball, which requires each player to use more skills and quicker reflexes.
Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 70 areas of study.
The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds.