FIFA raises height and divides Andean Soccer

FIFA lifted the altitude limit to 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) above sea level.The revised ruling means Quito (2,800 metres) and Bogota (2,600 metres), the capitals of Ecuador and Colombia, can stage matches.However places like Bolivian capital La Paz and Cuzco, Peru are still over the permitted height.
Voices for and against the new ruling….
“We moved the whole world of sport,” crowed Bogota Mayor Luis Eduardo Garzon. “We’re happy, happy, happy for the decision to remove the ban on playing in Bogota.”
“We denounce this unjust and discriminatory decision, which we believe is driven by economic interests, driven by interests that speak poorly of the nobility of this universal sport,” Bolivian Presidential Minister Juan Ramon Quintana said.
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One comment on “FIFA raises height and divides Andean Soccer
  1. this is bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i cannot believe FIFA is doing this. There are more important thing to be concerned of.

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