Peru ready to face Bolivia in high altitude World Cup qualifying match

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 Peru’s national soccer team will face Bolivia on Friday afternoon, as part of qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup.

The match will be played in Bolivia at the Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz, located at an altitude of 3,637 meters (11,932 feet) above sea level.

As preparation for the high-altitude match the Peruvian squad trained in Cusco for 10 days, in order to give their bodies a chance to become adjusted to the changes in oxygen.

The match is scheduled to start at 3:00pm local time, and will be broadcast by CMD and ATV, El Comercio reported.

Peru is currently 7th on the regional qualifying table with 7 points, ahead of Bolivia (4 points), and Paraguay (4) points.

According to El Comercio, the red and white team will be made up by goalie Jose Carvallo, defenders Jhoel Herrera, Rafael Farfán, Santiago Acasiete, and Christian Ramos.

Edwin Retamoso, and Joel Sanchez, will take the midfield, with Paolo Hurtado, William Chiroque, Juan Carlos Mariño, and Andy Pando playing at the front.

The match will be played in Bolivia at the Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz, located at an altitude of 3,637 meters (11,932 feet) above sea level.

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