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Chile breaks world record for most soccer players in a match

/ 09:51 AM May 24, 2016
Soccer players celebrate after finishing a 120 hour match at Bicentenario stadium in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Chile officially won a Guinness world record after 2,357 people took turns to play a match that lasted for 120 hours. AP

Soccer players celebrate after finishing a 120 hour match at Bicentenario stadium in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Chile officially won a Guinness world record after 2,357 people took turns to play a match that lasted for 120 hours. AP

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile has broken the world record for the most participants in a soccer match.

The mark was achieved Sunday night after a match that featured 2,357 people who took turns to keep the ball rolling during more than 120 hours. The score? A close 505-504.

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The record was recorded by Guinness World Record adjudicator Evelyn Carrera.

The feat took place at Bicentenary stadium in La Florida, a neighborhood in the Chilean capital.

Most players were amateurs, but professionals also joined the end of the game.

Goalkeeper Gabriel Castellon of the Chilean first division Wanderers club said he was elated to be part of a world record for Chile.

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