You have been playing football non stop for 84.5 hours. You have broken a world record and made history.

There were 2734 players of all ages, races, backgrounds and genders – and together you scored 1095 goals.

But what amazes me the most is not the amount of goals, minutes or players.

It’s the number 0. For all the hours and all the 2734 participants there has been 0 dives, 0 complaints at the referee, 0 fights and 0 yelling.

The World Cup players have a lot to learn from you!

Your dedication and determination in breaking this world record have made you the best in the world.

If you continue to be happy, nice and show this dedication, determination and love then you can become the best in the world. You have shown that you can do anything!

You are amazing. If all the people in the world would behave like you then the world would be a happier and better place. You should be proud of yourselves.

Thank you so much for having us and for being the best in the world.


Words by Forza Football CEO Patrik Arnesson to the children during the celebrations in Siem Reap.

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Watch the start of the celebrations here.

Read more about the successful world record challenge here.