Most players in a football exhibition match: Chile breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chileans in Santiago broke the Guinness World Records world record for the most soccer players participating in a football match that went on for 120 hours; a record 2,357 people took turns to keep the ball rolling during more than 120 hours of action, with the score an incredible 505-504 at full time, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Soccer players celebrates after finishing a 120 hour match at Bicentenario stadium in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Chile officially won a world record after 2,357 people took turns to play a match that lasted for 120 hours. Photo: Esteban Felix, AP (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the most players in a football exhibition match is 1,435 and was achieved by Championat.com (Russia), in Moscow, Russia, on 26 July 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most consecutive football passes is 596 and was set by members of QAPCO (Qatar) to celebrate National Sports Day, in Doha, Qatar, on 11 February 2014.
Chileans in Santiago broke the world record for the most soccer players participating in a football match that went on for 5 days and 120 hours. A regular game is only played for 90 minutes.
Each player on the field played for an hour and the participants were a combination of both regular and professional players.
The players, made up of men and women, were mostly amateurs but many professionals such as Chilean internationals Cristopher Toselli and Bryan Carrasco joined the game towards the end.
The amateur players who applied online to take part in the record match were exhilarated to play alongside many Chilean professional footballers.