At 3,640m (11,942 feet) above sea level, La Paz is the world's highest capital city, and Brazil seemed to feel the effect of the altitude in the final 20mins of the match. "I felt a little tired - it's normal," Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus said. "[It's the] first time I played in altitude like this. To feel it, it's normal. We managed to play, set the rhythm. Unfortunately, the ball didn't go in [Thursday]. "It's [time] to rest so that in the next games we can play another good game and score goals. Physically it takes a lot. Possession of the ball is in relation to the field. That wasn't nice, but we can't complain. It's to enter the field and play, to confront problems."
Who is this Bolivian goalkeeper?! Some incredible saves to deny both Neymar & Gabriel Jesus! ? pic.twitter.com/HVDIokQoJC— Goal (@goal) October 6, 2017
In 2007, Fifa briefly banned international games above 2,500m, then adjusted the limit to 3,000 - effectively singling out La Paz - before lifting the rule a year later. Meanwhile, Brazil defender Thiago Silva picked up a leg injury in the first half and was replaced by PSG teammate Marquinhos. Silva, 33, had to be stretchered off after dropping to the ground with no one near him after 27 minutes of the match. "Thiago felt pain in the back of his right thigh," Brazil boss Tite said after the game.