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Paraguay: River-Boca final will not take place in Argentina - CONMEBOL02:14

Paraguay: River-Boca final will not take place in Argentina - CONMEBOL

Paraguay, Luque
November 28, 2018 at 02:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

The South American Confederation of Football (CONMEBOL) announced on Tuesday that the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors has been pushed back to the 8 or 9 of December and will not take place on Argentinian soil.

The decision was made after River fans attacked the Boca team bus last Saturday, hospitalising two of its players and resulting in the postponement of the match.

Presidents of the Buenos Aires rival football teams Boca Juniors and River Plate met at the CONMEBOL headquarters in Asuncion on Tuesday to discuss the new location and date of the hotly-anticipated final.

"It will be played outside Argentinian territory because we think that the conditions to play this game in Argentina are not in place", explained President of CONMEBOL Alejandro Dominguez.

"Violence is not part of football", he added.

The match was delayed twice after Boca's bus was attacked by River supporters on Saturday, before being eventually suspended, and was due to take place on Sunday at 17:00 local time [20:00 GMT], before it was announced that it will be delayed once more.

Paraguay: River-Boca final will not take place in Argentina - CONMEBOL02:14
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The South American Confederation of Football (CONMEBOL) announced on Tuesday that the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors has been pushed back to the 8 or 9 of December and will not take place on Argentinian soil.

The decision was made after River fans attacked the Boca team bus last Saturday, hospitalising two of its players and resulting in the postponement of the match.

Presidents of the Buenos Aires rival football teams Boca Juniors and River Plate met at the CONMEBOL headquarters in Asuncion on Tuesday to discuss the new location and date of the hotly-anticipated final.

"It will be played outside Argentinian territory because we think that the conditions to play this game in Argentina are not in place", explained President of CONMEBOL Alejandro Dominguez.

"Violence is not part of football", he added.

The match was delayed twice after Boca's bus was attacked by River supporters on Saturday, before being eventually suspended, and was due to take place on Sunday at 17:00 local time [20:00 GMT], before it was announced that it will be delayed once more.

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