22 December 2019
Record breakers - 54 nationalities featured in an 11v11 exhibition match ©EPL
Equal Playing Field have completed an incredible hat-trick of records after claiming their third official Guinness World Record.
The award is for an exhibition match held in France during FIFA Women’s World Cup in which 114 participants, representing 53 nationalities took part. This earned EPF the Guinness World Record for Most Nationalities in an Exhibition Football Game.
The match, in collaboration with Adidas and Twitter took place on June 30 at the Groupama Olympique Lyonnais Academy.
Laura Youngson, EPF co-founder said “We want a world where any girl anywhere can play, coach, referee and work in the game they love. Your country, religion, place of birth or background shouldn’t be an impediment to playing the most popular game in the world.
"We are delighted this record has shone a light on the great diversity and global breadth of women in football, and the support provided by our male allies”.
The game took part within the broader Festival of Football which incorporated workshops, skills sessions, global camps, film screenings and the Equality Summit in collaboration with Athletes for Hope and Football Women International.
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