Highest mountain stadium in the world is in Bolivia.
Hernando Siles Stadium name - the highest stadium in the world allowed to conduct at football matches national teams.
La Paz Olympic Stadium "Hernando Siles" is the largest sports complex in Bolivia.
It holds 42,000 spectators and is named after Hernando Siles Zuazo, 31st President of Bolivia (1956-1960).
Arena is the home to three teams Bolivian Football League: "Club Bolivar", "The Strongest" and FC "La Paz".
The stadium is located in the Miraflores district, at an altitude of 3637 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest professional stadiums in the world.
The governing body of football - FIFA in 2007 finally took the stadium as a venue for international matches despite the protests of the other teams,
who believe that height gives the Bolivian national team an unfair advantage against opponents who have just a few days to acclimate before the game.
Stadium witnessed historical moments in Bolivian football, including a victory over the Brazilians 2-0 (1993), in the qualifying tournament for the World Cup 1994
Another significant event occurred April 1, 2009, when Bolivia defeated Argentina 6-1, inflicting the first crushing defeat in the last 60 years.
Last meeting held opponents March 27, 2013, this time Argentina played in a draw with Bolivia 1 -1.
Alejandro Sabel compared with Diego Maradona - the coach where experienced and wiser.
As it turned out later, Maradona then made a big mistake on preparations for the meeting in the special conditions.
If to be more precise, this preparation is no different, and that led to the failure.
Likely. Sabel uchtel anything that will make the minimum benefit Bolivia.
Bolivia - Argentina 1:1 (Marcelo Martins - Banega)
During the game, Di Maria needed oxygen and Messi vomited at halftime.
3650 meters above sea level - is the height at which the match was held in La Paz, the highest capital of the world located.
Several Argentine players asked for oxygen to breath.
Players use pauses in the game to use an oxygen mask.
In addition, increased anxiety Argentines after Messi vomited in the locker room during a break of the meeting.
Because of what the second half began after a short delay.
- Airport El Alto is the most an upstream international airport in the world (4061 meters above sea level), so when the doors open landed plane, passengers can experience a sharp drop in pressure.
- Water in La Paz boils at 88 ° C (190 ° F).
La Paz, the second largest city after Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
La Paz is located in the valley, stretching from south-west to north-west along the mountain river Chokeyapu, at an altitude of 3650 m above sea level.
From any point of the city offers spectacular views of snow-capped Mount Illimani (6438 m) - the highest peak of the Cordillera Real, a mountain range in the Andes mountains to the east of Lake Titicaca.
The second capital of Bolivia is in a mountainous subtropical climate zone, and generally cool weather held here.
Conditions depend primarily on the altitude: 500-2000 m altitude on a moderately hot, and at elevations from 2,000 to 3,400 m heat.