River Plate Sunday defeated Boca Juniors 3-1 “at home” at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium for an aggregate 5-3 victory which earned them the Libertadores Cup title for the fourth time in their history.
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.
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.
The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Tuesday ruled that the second leg of the Libertadores Cup final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played somewhere outside Argentina on December 8 or 9, it was announced in a statement from its headquarters in Asunción.
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.
Fake bomb threats, loose World War II grenades, actual explosions that kill nobody and leave one perpetrator seriously injured at a cemetery, the mayor's entourage becoming 35 percent wealthier on average since in office, airline strikes, and the looming G20 Summit with the most prominent world leaders all in one place, an air traffic ban in addition to land circulation restrictions are just a part of the landscape to the people of Buenos Aires who are becoming more and more used to living in a war-like zone since the beginning of the century.
Argentina's biggest clubs Boca Juniors and River Plate meet in the most highly anticipated Copa Libertadores showpiece in history this Saturday as the Buenos Aires rivals clash in the first leg of a final that has captivated soccer fans. Argentina has been totally captivated in the days leading to the event, as conversations and media coverage dominate national attention.
World football’s governing body FIFA is taking temporary control of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) due to governance concerns. FIFA, acting on information from Conmebol, South America's football association confederation announced it will set up a “normalization committee” to run the AUF until Feb. 28 of next year.