World Cup Final hosts, Lyon, break world record for most footballers playing in single game

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World Cup Final hosts, Lyon, break world record for most footballers playing in single game
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As the Women's World Cup approaches its climax, the French city of Lyon is not only hosting the semi-final and the final - but also a new world record.

A five-day non-stop 5-a-side match with over hundreds of men and women taking part saw the overall number of participants soar to 807 - obliterating the previous record of 677 in 2012.

Grassroots nonprofit organisation Equal Playing Field organised the event, the third of this kind in three years in a bid to empower women in sport.

It took place from June 28 to July 1 at the Olympique Lyonnais academy. Due to the heatwave organisers delayed the start by one day, and have advised anyone involved to stay hydrated.

🔥HEAT WAVE 🔥 Following advice from local authorities, the EPF World Record match will now start on FRIDAY, JUNE 28 at...

Publiée par Equal Playing Field sur Jeudi 27 juin 2019

The match was played throughout the day and night and everyone taking part had to play for at least 10 minutes and touch the ball at least once.

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To join the conversation on Twitter use the hashtag for the event, #AnyGirlAnywhere.