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Bhutan, high-altitude football

We've all heard of Bhutan sometimes and somehow but who'd locate it on a map without any margin for error? Some could easily recognize the national flag but what else? Do they play football? Do they have a national team? If so they should play in the World Cup qualifying rounds... but where do they play?
We've noticed this small national team recently, thanks to their great and unexpected result in March, against Sri Lanka, during the 2018 World Cup 1st Preliminary Round. Bhutan won 1-0 away, in Colombo, and 2-1 at home.
At home, yes. But where?

Lost grounds: West Ham Stadium, London

London, Custom House - between Canning Town and Becton, not far from the City Airport. This is the eastern part of town and the ground is West Ham Stadium. It's not West Ham United FC, though. Upton Park is further north. We're near Prince Regent Lane, instead, and today it's all houses and small private roads around. They took over 40 years ago, where one of the biggest grounds in England used to stand out.