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World record attempt for longest ever football game underway

A group of men in the United States are reportedly attempting to break the world record for the longest ever football game this week.

A group of men in the United States have set off in their attempt to break the world record for the longest ever football game this week, it has been reported.

Rob Steinkuehler, head coach of the Blackburn College men's football team in Illinois, wants to raise money for cancer research at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

According to the official Major League Soccer site, the 36 players taking part will be expected to put in shifts of six to 12 hours at a time, subbing out for periodic food, shower and nap breaks, in a bid to try to beat the previous record of 72 hours.

The Guinness World Records-observed game, which kicked off today at 1pm CST (7pm BST), is looking to raise $100,000 (£60,000).

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