11 Apr 10

Running job, the counter-offensive of Bolivian President Evo Morales, a soccer game at 6000m altitude, showed the FIFA Executive Committee action. The world football association has rethought his position on the height limit for international matches and increases the limit to 3000m. He meets especially the Andean countries and their football fans. The Bolivian President, known as a football fan has organized a protest against the lowering of the height limits at 2500m in 6000m a football game. Lead back, however, the shift in thinking at the FIFA line is not only to this action. Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile and Mexico were also affected by the new rules and put a football in protest. According to Joseph S. Blatter, FIFA President, anyway is no general ban on matches in high altitude: “You can even play football at 8000 meters, if you will. But medical studies have proven that games are at a height of more than 2500 meters is not recommended “. One of the acclimatizationFootball is definitely needed in order to avoid a health risk. Certainly hope that the footballers of the states concerned have a certain advantage, using their home games unsubscribe at higher altitudes where the air is thinner and therefore more difficult to breathe. However, an African football team to win not just a football game because the opponent is not round temperatures around 40 is normal. To eliminate any misunderstandings now finally met the soccer boss Sepp Blatter in person with the Bolivian president Evo Morales. After initial difficulties, an agreement between FIFA and the South American soccer confederation could be taken. What are particularly pleased the Bolivian football fans, is that the Estadio Hernando Siles stadium in the capital, La Paz (3700m altitude) is now qualified as a venue for the World Cup 2010 will be allowed.


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