FIFA scrap altitude ban to Bolivia's relief

May 27, 2008
SYDNEY, May 27 (Reuters) - Bolivia's soccer team was given a reprieve from what it calls soccer apartheid when the sport's world governing body on Tuesday suspended its ban on internationals played at high altitude. FIFA had effectively prohibited Bolivian capital La Paz and Ecuadorean capital Quito from staging World Cup qualifiers because of the altitude, when they imposed a limit of 2,750 metres above sea level in December. The only exceptions to the high altitude ban were if visiting players ...

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