start here

start here

The Daily IKN email digest, get all daily posts sent to you next day (& no ads)

I say things on Twitter

7/21/13

A death in Peru football

Jair Clavijo, an 18 year old professional football player for one of Peru's biggest teams, Sporting Cristal Universitario, today died while playing during the reserves team match against Garcilaso, in the Cusco region of Peru. In initial reports are that Clavijo died of heart failure five minutes before the end of the match. The main match of the day between the two first teams has been called off, obviously.

Expect fall-out around this tragedy, with questions again be asked about sea-level based teams such as Sporting (a Lima team) having to go to the the altitude of Cusco (typically 9,500 feet above sea level) for matches. There have been long-standing arguments of international matches having to be played in La Paz Bolivia (~12,500 fasl), for example.