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Bolivia Knocks Down Giants Brazil

  • AP, Monday, October 12, 2009 5 PM
Playing at high altitude in La Paz, Bolivia ended Brazil's 11-game winning streak on Sunday with a 2-1 qualifying victory. Edgar Olivares headed home a corner in the 10th minute and Marcelo Martins doubled the hosts' advantage in the 30th with a curling free kick. Brazil nabbed one back when Nilmar headed home in the 70th minute.

Brazil coach Dunga fielded a team of mostly reserves as the country, first place in the South American region, has already qualified for the World Cup. Bolivia was already out of contention for the 2010 tournament. It wraps up qualifying play against last-place Peru in La Paz. The match could the last at La Plaz as FIFA could bar matches held above 8,000 feet without adequate time preparation for visiting teams.


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