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Tag: South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL)

  • Wednesday, October 4th 2023 - 19:03 UTC

    South America to host Football 2030 World Cup first round matches

    Montevideo' Centenario Stadium is where it all began in 1930

    Although there is no confirmation yet from football's governing body FIFA, there were clues Wednesday morning that the 2030 finals might be played under a format never seen before in the competition's history that will be celebrating 100 years then.

  • Tuesday, July 9th 2019 - 12:06 UTC

    Argentina and Messi licking wounds after Brazil wins the 2019 Copa America

     Messi described the officiating during the loss to Brazil as “bull****” and suggested his side were victims of “corruption” after beating Chile

    Argentina's fury at their Copa 2019 exit prompted reports they could play in UEFA, a suggestion which has been swiftly denied by the governing body. UEFA has denied reports it would entertain inviting Argentina into its European competitions following the 2019 Copa America.

  • Sunday, December 9th 2018 - 23:11 UTC

    River Plate win “endless” Libertadores Cup final in Madrid

    River Plate was on the brink of being disqualified for the violent events of Nov. 24 and now celebrate.

    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.

  • Friday, November 30th 2018 - 02:02 UTC

    Second leg of Libertadores Cup decider set for Dec. 9 in Madrid

    Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium has been picked as the venue where the new Libertadores Cup champions are to be crowned

    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.

  • Wednesday, November 28th 2018 - 10:09 UTC

    Maybe it's time for a Gremio/Palmeiras Copa Libertadores final

    The Boca bus under attack by hooligans

    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.

  • Tuesday, November 27th 2018 - 17:12 UTC

    Conmebol rules River-Boca must play Dec. 8 or 9 outside Argentina

    Conmebol issued a statement from it Asunción HQs saying the match is to be played outside Argentina

    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.

  • Monday, November 26th 2018 - 08:55 UTC

    South America's suspended super derby match date to be announced on Tuesday

    A meeting of CONMEBOL officials will be held in Asunción, Paraguay, on Tuesday morning to decide what happens next, Alejandro Dominguez said

    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.

  • Sunday, November 25th 2018 - 19:27 UTC

    New attempt to play River-Boca final ends in yet another postponement

    Buenos Aires Mayor Rodríguez Larreta linked the incidents to his government's anti barrabrava maffias fight.

    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.

  • Sunday, November 25th 2018 - 14:29 UTC

    Argentine football hooligans bring shame to their country days before G-20 Summit

    Left: The Boca Juniors bus under attack from hooligans. Right: Boca's Pablo Pérez as he returned to the stadium from the clinic released the picture on social media.

    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.

  • Saturday, November 24th 2018 - 14:37 UTC

    The only real “Summit” in Buenos Aires is hours away

    One half of Argentines will have won the battle of all battles, the derby of all derbies and the other will bite the dust of defeat.

    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.