Ilonggo football players break world record

High school football players from Barotac Nuevo town broke the world record for marathon football by playing for over 35 hours.

The football teams of Barotac Nuevo Comprehensive National High School (BNCNHS) and the Iloilo State College of Fisheries (ISCOF) played against each other for 35 hours and 20 minutes at the town’s public plaza.

The match began around 8:40 a.m. Friday and ended at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A total of 19 games were played, each lasting for 45 minutes.

ISCOF prevailed over BNCNHS, 136-133.

The Philippine match is set to break the Australia record in a match that lasted lasted for 32 hours and 50 minutes.

Of the 19 games played, ISCOF and BNCNHS each won eight matches, and tied in three.

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