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World Cup fan sets Guinness record

By The Assam Tribune

JOHANNESBURG, June 28 (IANS) - You can find the most maverick of football fans in the World Cup, but Thulani Ngcobo stands out. The 29-year-old Ngcobo, a government employee, entered his name in the Guinness Book for setting the world record of watching most number of matches by an individual in any World Cup.

Ngcobo has watched more than 1800 minutes of live football in eight host cities and nine stadiums. He received the certificate from Guinness Record adjudicator minutes after he finished watching his 21st game between Chile and Spain in Pretoria Saturday.

He needed to watch 21 matches to break the past record of 20 matches, but now he wants to carry on and stop only after the 38th match, which will be the final at the Soccer City in J'oburg July 11.

Out of the 38 matches, 31 would be full matches and seven half, because he had to leave midway to travel to other city.

After the end of the World Cup, he would have traveled 17,000 kms by road and air and watched over 34,000 minutes of live football.

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World Cup fan sets Guinness record

JOHANNESBURG, June 28 (IANS) - You can find the most maverick of football fans in the World Cup, but Thulani Ngcobo stands out. The 29-year-old Ngcobo, a government employee, entered his name in the Guinness Book for setting the world record of watching most number of matches by an individual in any World Cup.

Ngcobo has watched more than 1800 minutes of live football in eight host cities and nine stadiums. He received the certificate from Guinness Record adjudicator minutes after he finished watching his 21st game between Chile and Spain in Pretoria Saturday.

He needed to watch 21 matches to break the past record of 20 matches, but now he wants to carry on and stop only after the 38th match, which will be the final at the Soccer City in J'oburg July 11.

Out of the 38 matches, 31 would be full matches and seven half, because he had to leave midway to travel to other city.

After the end of the World Cup, he would have traveled 17,000 kms by road and air and watched over 34,000 minutes of live football.