The FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association), which governs soccer worldwide, has banned international matches at elevations above 2500 meters (8,202 feet). This means that soccer matches can't be held in La Paz, Bolivia (3,600 meters or 11,811 feet) or in Quito, Ecuador (2,800 meters or 9,186 feet). Obviously, Bolivians and Ecuadorians are angry, especially since fellow South American countries Brazil and Argentina lobbied for the change! FP Passport has more. On a related note, my article
World Cup Teams That Should Not Exist is worthwhile.