Bolivia calls meeting over FIFA altitude ban

May 30, 2007
LA PAZ, May 29 (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales, leading opposition to a FIFA ban on high-altitude games, said on Tuesday his country would host a protest meeting uniting delegates from 20 Latin American cities on June 6. The decision by world soccer's governing body to set a limit of 2,500 metres (8,200 feet) above sea level is a blow for Andean countries, including Bolivia, which has the benefit of playing World Cup qualifiers at 3,600 metres in La Paz. 'We want to stop this injustice ...

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