Club fields 12-year-old

LA PAZ - Bolivian top-flight side Aurora handed a debut on Sunday to new star Mauricio Baldivieso - just 12 years old - in a 1-0 loss to FC La Paz.

LA PAZ - Bolivian top-flight side Aurora handed a debut on Sunday to new star Mauricio Baldivieso - just 12 years old - in a 1-0 loss to FC La Paz.

Mauricio came on six minutes before the break, sent into the fray by proud father Julio "Emperor" Cesar Baldivieso, who coaches the club from the central city of Cochabamba.

Mauricio had a brutal introduction to the pro game as he picked up an ankle knock within minutes.

But to the delight of Aurora's fans, who gave him an ovation, the youngster was able to resume after treatment. - AFP

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