Monday , April 12 2021

Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors moved from Argentina



Fearing more fan violence, the organizers decided that transferred the Copa Libertadores final between Argentina rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors to play in another country.

The second stage of the finals – the biggest game in the American football club – had to be recalled on Saturday (Sunday NZT), when the bus transporting visitors to Boca Juniors was attacked on the way to the stadium of River Plate and at least six players injured.

River fans clashed with police on the eve of the final of the Copa Libetadores with Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.

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River fans clashed with police on the eve of the final of the Copa Libetadores with Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.

the governing body of South American football, CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday (Wednesday NO), the game will now be played outside Argentina December 8 or 9, even though the new location has not yet been confirmed.

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CONMEBOL President Julian Dominguez on the & # 39; manifests that the final will be moved from Argentina.

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CONMEBOL President Julian Dominguez on the & # 39; manifests that the final will be moved from Argentina.

The decision has not yet been confirmed by the disciplinary committee of the football body, as well as president of the club in Boca Daniel Angelo said, "if necessary," he would appeal until the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

"We do not accept to play any match until the court decides, and we do not agree that the deadlines were, because we are not ready to play the final," he said after a meeting in the CONMEBOL headquarters.

Final Cop Libertadores between Boca Juniors and River Plate postponed again after the fan violence.

Miami touted as a possible host for the games, while Paraguay and Brazil also proposed to organize a long-awaited derby between Argentine rivals.

President Rodolfo River Plate in D'Onofrio said his club should not be charged with assault.

"We have to play this game. The river is not to blame for what happened, the security system failed, "he told Radio La Red Buenos Aires.

D'Onofrio also disagreed with the decision of CONMEBOL to ward off cancer of the right to host the final in the monumental stadium.

Boca Juniors midfielder Pablo Pérez received an eye injury when River Plate fans attacked the team bus.

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Boca Juniors midfielder Pablo Pérez received an eye injury when River Plate fans attacked the team bus.

"It can not be that the River-Boca will not play [there] because some people have caused a catastrophe, "he said.

Delay two weeks allows time for Boca players to recover from injuries when their bus was attacked.

River fans threw stones, bottles and wood on the bus, breaking several windows.

Boca captain Pablo Perez was injured in one eye, while others were hit with tear gas and pepper spray, which is used by the police to disperse the River fans.

River Plate fans in Argentina force the postponement of the match in Boca Juniors players were injured in the bus attack.

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez said that "the condition to play in Argentina is not right."

"Football is not about violence, it is solved with the goals," he said.

"Football is not what we saw on the weekend. It is a disease that must be destroyed. "


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