FIFA lifts altitude ban

May 27, 2008
Soccer's world governing body has bowed to pressure from South America and backed down from its ban on international matches played at high altitude.FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced that the executive committee, meeting in Sydney ahead of the 58th FIFA Congress later this week, had agreed to temporarily suspend the altitude ruling.Blatter proposed replacing the altitude ban with a package of laws regulating "Football Under Extreme Conditions" - including heat, humidity and cold as well as pollution.A ...

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