Copa Libertadores final 2nd leg will not be held in Argentina

River Plate v Boca Juniors: Postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg will not be held in Argentina

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) issued a statement three hours before Sunday's planned kick-off, confirming the match at River's Monumental Stadium had again been postponed at Boca's behest.

The first leg two weeks ago, which was delayed 24 hours after a deluge left the Bombonera turf waterlogged, finished 2-2.

River President Rodolfo D*Onofrio said his club can't be blamed for public security breaches, and accused his Boca counterpart Daniel Angelici of breaking his word after promising to play.

The desire to take the match has already expressed Brazil, Paraguay and Italy.

River Plate will not be allowed to host the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final, CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday. On Tuesday, he said: "The conditions to play in Argentina are not right".

"We have to play this match".

However, the decision is subject to the outcome of CONMEBOL's own disciplinary case against River following the trouble.




"It can't be that a River-Boca will not be played [there] because some people caused a disaster", he said.

Some potential final venues have already expressed an interest in hosting the derby dubbed a "superclasico", and the most important in Argentine club football history, as it pits the two most popular teams in the country in the continent's most prestigious final.

Boca players Pablo Perez and Gonzalo Lamardo were treated at a hospital following the incident, which saw projectiles launched at the vehicle, smashing several windows. Sputnik spoke to Gustavo Granero, a Boca Juniors fan, about whether the game should be played and how River should be punished.

CONMEBOL postponed the final from Saturday to Sunday, then postponed it on Sunday indefinitely when it was obvious the Boca team was in no fit state to play what Argentines have been hyping as "the final of the century".

Today, the President of CONMEBOL Alejandro Dominguez met with the presidents of both clubs.

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"It would also be a further opportunity to give global visibility in Genoa at this time of difficulty and to renew the profound sense of friendship that historically unites us with those societies".

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