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Hernando Siles (VIP 279)


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VIP 279

Estadio Hernando Siles Zuazo is a sports stadium in La Paz, Bolivia. It is the country's largest sports complex with a capacity of 42,000 seated spectators and is named after Hernando Siles Zuazo, the 31st President of Bolivia (1926–1930). The stadium is located in the Miraflores borough of La Paz, at an altitude of 3,637 metres above sea level, making it one of the highest professional stadiums in the world. The Stadium was opened in 1931 with a match between The Strongest and its classic rival, Universitario, with The Strongest winning 4-1. It is the home ground of three Bolivian league football clubs, Club Bolivar, The Strongest and La Paz F.C..

The stadium has been the site of historic moments in Bolivian football history, including Bolivia's 2-0 defeat of Brazil in the 1993 qualifiers for World Cup 94, Brazil's first defeat in 20 years of playing the qualifiers. Another such moment of this history, occurred on the 1st April 2009 when Bolivia defeated Argentina 6-1, inflicting the worst defeat for Argentina in 60 years. Most recently defeating an underweight Brazil 2-1.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome postcard.

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