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Lhasa soccer team hopes to succeed from on high

By Palden Nyima and Da Qiong in Lhasa ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-09-12 08:25:21

A professional soccer team being formed in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, is aiming to hit the heights - literally.

The city has applied for a field to be set up at an altitude of 3,658 meters.

But the players face the daunting fact that in 2009, the Argentine team led by global superstar Lionel Messi endured a 6-1 thrashing against Bolivia in La Paz at an altitude of 3,650 meters.

Lhasa soccer team hopes to succeed from on high

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