Lapaz Bolivia Sports
Marco Etcheverry and Jaime Moreno come from a country where futbol is revered as a sacred tradition, where the play is revered and where the Estadio Hernando Siles is one of the highest stadiums in the world. Bolivian national team, used in the Copa Libertadores, the FIFA Confederations Cup and the World Cup qualifiers. It is home to the Bolivian national football team and the Colombian national football team. The Venezuelan national team, which uses it as home stadium and also for their international matches.
The stadium is located at an altitude of 2,500 meters, which gives Bolivia an unfair advantage in the opinion of the opponents. Height was seen as a major reason for Bolivia's success in the Copa Libertadores and Confederations Cup, with opponents complaining that the height gave an "unfair advantage" because the capital was higher than the Andes. FIFA suspended a match in 2010 after rivals in South America complained that the La Paz games had given Bolivia, which had qualified for the World Cup only three times, an unfair advantage.
Bolivia also did not participate for political reasons, but will meet Colombia in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Up in the air - Ecuador will continue their winning streak in La Paz, where Bolivia await them at the Estadio Hernando Siles. Bolivia have reached the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores and Confederations Cup for the first time in their history.
San Jose plays at Jesus Bermudez Stadium in Oruro, which is 3,731 meters high, but the high pitch is not unusual, as San Jose has played on it before. In 2007, FIFA banned the use of pitches at the Copa Libertadores and Confederations Cup in Bolivia. La Paz have been granted a break, however, and they will play at Estadio Hernando Siles on Saturday, with the same height as their opponents.
Bolivia is located in southwest Brazil and borders Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela and Ecuador. The FIFA decision affects Bolivia's largest city, the capital La Paz, with a population of 1.5 million. It is one of the highest sites In the world of football, however, FIFA has raised the limit and granted Hernando Siles a special exemption.
No other sport in Bolivia achieves the popularity of football or association football, and the home advantage is enormous. Bolivia has played a role in U.S. football history, and there, at the old Foxboro Stadium in Massachusetts, Bolivia earned its only point at the World Cup by drawing 0-0 with South Korea. The nation gained international recognition for football in the 1970s, when their national team finished second in their first ever FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
Argentina counterattacked after the restart and looked to attack while Bolivia were looking for a second goal. Bolivia showed offensive football to beat Venezuela 7-1 in Puerto Ordaz Brazil suffered its first defeat in the history of the competition and triggered the biggest sporting celebration of all time: Brazil defeated Bolivia 2-0, with Colombia scoring both goals. Bolivia beat Brazil 3-2 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after Colombia's goal
The current international working group has carried out studies on the football preparations in La Paz, Bolivia. The Estadio Hernando Siles, also known as EstADio Olimpico LaPaz was built to provide Bolivia with a proper football pitch. It was originally able to hold 25,000 spectators and was named after the then President of Bolivia, H. Fernando Sile, and the stadium was named after him.
Johnny Perez participated in the first FIFA World Cup in Bolivia and won the gold medal for his country and the silver medal. Jose was a member of the National Organizing Committee of the Bolivian national football team and led Bolivia to second place at the 1999 FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
The runner-up - the only other Copa America to be played in Bolivia - was beaten 5-0 by Argentina, who notched a late win over Bolivia. The team that had always been considered the happy Selecao defeated Brazil 3-1 in the first round of World Cup qualifying, but were beaten 5-0 by Brazil in the final stages of the tournament before Argentina clinched another win against Bolivia in front of a sold-out home crowd in Buenos Aires.
Argentina fell behind in the world's highest-altitude capital, 3,650 metres above sea level, when Marcelo Moreno Martins hit the outside of the net in the 24th minute. Bolivia was banned from La Paz in 1993 after a 40-year unbeaten record against Brazil, but was later exiled again after Brazil lost to Argentina in the first round of the 2002 World Cup qualifiers at the same venue. Bolivia's national team, while Bolivia was excluded from El Salvador for the second time after losing to Brazil despite a 40-year unbeaten record.