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By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The Andes' high altitude once again proved to be too much for the Brazilian soccer team as the team succumbed 2-1 to Bolivia on Saturday in the World Cup 2010 Qualifiers.

The game was held at the Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz, the world's highest capital, sitting 3,600 meters above sea level. Coach Dunga blamed the bad result on the altitude: "Playing up here is not easy without acclimatization," he said.

The teams' situation in the competition couldn't have been more uneven. Brazil is in first place . . .

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