Men's Soccer

Men’s soccer team attempts to break world record

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The Bethel men’s soccer team is attempting to break the Guinness World Record by setting a new record for the longest futsal game ever played. The goal is to break the current record of 32 hours and 20 minutes with a new record of 35 hours of continuous futsal. The event will take place April 10 and 11 in the Wiekamp Gymnasium. What is futsal? Futsal is an indoor soccer game that is played throughout the world. The game has the same basic rules as soccer. However, the game is played on a basketball court and a futsal ball is used instead of a soccer ball. A futsal ball is similar to a soccer ball, but it is smaller and has less bounce. The new record attempt is set to kick-off at 12 pm. April 10 and admission is free. The futsal festivities will include live music, authentic Mexican tacos, and games. Thiago Pinto, head soccer coach, hopes many fans will help cheer the team on as they near the new record at 8 pm on Apr. 11. Fans are encouraged to wear their Bethel blue. Those who attend will also have a chance to win prizes at this time. Pinto said the goal of this event is to, “bring an enormous amount of press to Bethel College.” Pinto also plans to raise money for the men’s soccer team task force to Brazil this summer through this event.
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