Rekena took a routine shot on goal when his team had already beaten Colo Colo 2-0 in the 77th minute. After leaving the entire soccer crowd puzzled, the Argentine super-stopper made the match score with his shot on goal. Rekena’s incredible shot outsmarted Colo Colo goalkeeper Brian Cortez, who was outside his own penalty area. Leaving the goalkeeper confused, the ball bounced abruptly off his head, and the Colo-Colo goalkeeper was not spared his guilt.
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According to TNT Sports Chile, the stunning goal was scored from 101 meters away. If that shot gets official approval from the Guinness Book of World Records, Rekena will break the world record for the furthest goal in soccer history. I asked Juan Silva, the club manager, if the record will really be applied for and he told me absolutely yes, Rekena told Radio Bio Bio. Now we’re waiting to see what it will take to verify what the distance really was. [Silva told me that the ANFP (Chilean Football Federation) called him to check the dimensions of the field, he added.
It should be noted that according to the international governing body of association soccer (FIFA), the size of a professional soccer field must be 105 meters by 68 meters. If this is the case, then since the area is five meters, it is logical that it would be more than 100, Rekena added. According to numerous reports, it has come to light that the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet received an application for Rekena’s miracle kick. Tom King, the reigning world record holder, scored a goal from 96.01 meters during the fourth-tier England Championship match between Newport County and Cheltenham Town.