The Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and River Plate has been moved to Lima in Peru from Santiago due to the continuing unrest in the Chilean capital, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) announced.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, an admirer of Latin America's military dictatorships, courted controversy on Friday when he said he might go to next month's Copa Libertadores final in the Chilean stadium once used as a detention centre.
The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol)'s disciplinary board Thursday turned down Boca Juniors' request and thus cleared the way for the second leg of the Libertadores Cup final to be played at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu on December 9, it was announced.
Days after the Libertadores Cup fiasco that proved the city's security authorities inability to escort just one bus, Canadian journalist John Kirton was robbed off his belongings Tuesday in downtown Buenos Aires, as he was finalising details for his coverage of the G-20 Summit.
There is growing consensus among South America's football association governing body Conmebol and sport supporters that the postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg between two of Argentina's most popular teams should be definitiverly cancelled and let the semifinalists dispute the trophy reversing shame.
Buenos Aires City Security Minister Martín Ocampo Monday resigned his post, thus taking the blame for Saturday's sloppy operation which failed to prevent the bus carrying the Boca Juniors players to River Plate's Monumental stadium from being attacked by hooligans of the home team.
Buenos Aires was still shaking around noon Monday from the weekend's Libertadores Cup fiasco. President Mauricio Macri was publicly addressing the issue for the first time at a press conference escorted by Security Minister Patricia Bullrich and Justice Minister Germán Garavano. And with the spotlight there, the US dollar crept back up against the Argentine peso after a two-month nadir, closing at AR$ 39.9 per 1 US dollar at the end of the business day.
The Copa Libertadores Superclásico (super derby) final between Argentina's biggest clubs, Boca Juniors and River Plate, has been suspended, CONMEBOL has announced. The regional governing body said on Sunday that the second leg of the already postponed final will be rescheduled, after violent scenes on Saturday ended with Boca's team bus being attacked by River fans.
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Sunday finally acquiesced to a petition filed by Boca Juniors, whose players were unfit to compete, and agreed to postpone the second leg of the Libertadores Cup final against River Plate.
River Plate hooligans attacked the bus carrying the Boca Juniors players to the Monumental stadium Saturday afternoon for the second leg of the Libertadores Cup final, causing injuries to some of them, which resulted in the suspension of the game and its eventual rescheduling for Sunday at 5 pm local time.