Estadio Hernando Siles is a 42,000-capacity stadium in Bolivia's second-largest city, La Paz. The ground is home to three football clubs – Club Bolívar, The Strongest and La Paz FC – as well as the national team. It is 3,637 metres above sea level, making it one of the highest professional stadiums in the world. In 2007 FIFA declared that no World Cup qualifying games could be played over 2,500 metres above sea level as it gave the home team an unfair advantage. After an appeal FIFA raised this to 3,000 and allowed an exemption for this particular stadium.

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