Thursday, June 10, 2010

FIFA’s Vice President tells Evo Morales that veto ‘to the height is buried’

VETO TO THE ALTITUDE • The first FIFA’s vice-president, argentinian Julio Grondona tells to Bolivian President Evo Morales that veto to altitude of La paz city “is buried" and Bolivia can be quiet and relaxed for the next World Cup which will be held in Brazil in 2014.


President Evo Morales met in Johannesburg to the first FIFA vice president Julio Grondona.
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JOHANNESBURGO, Sudafrica.— Julio Grondona met with Bolivian President in the Sandton Sun hotel in downtown Johannesburg, where he is staying, hours before the opening ceremony of the 2010 football World Cup, and conveyed the decision of the FIFA, which said it will be ratified in hours over by the FIFA President Joseph Blatter, in a press conference.

In the meeting were also Secretary General of the South American Football Confederation, Eduardo De Luca, the president of the Royal Spanish Federation Angel Maria Villar and the president of the Peruvian Football Federation, Manuel Burga.

Presidential spokesman of the Government of Bolivia, Ivan Canelas, said:

“The meeting ratified that Bolivians can now sleep peacefully because the issue of height is completly buried. Football teams, the teams can play games tournaments, tryouts in cities over 3,700 meters above sea level.”
Bolivian President was the leading defense for sport and particularly football at altitude, under the philosophy that you play where you are born and live.

Source: ABI®

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