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River-Boca Copa Libertadores final called off again

River-Boca Copa Libertadores final called off again

CONMEBOL stated that a date for the second leg to be played would be agreed at a meeting with officials from both River and Boca on Tuesday at the federation's headquarters in Asuncion, Paraguay.

"We don't want any excuses and, for this, CONMEBOL believe there is not a level playing field for the match to be played". But the excitement fizzled when news of the attack surfaced. We've only just been able to breathe well because we were affected by the gas.

One medical doctor, Alejandro Weremczuk, examined Perez and Lamardo and said they should not play.

Half an hour later than advertised, River fans were once again taking their places at El Monumental.

This means if the game can not be played before the middle of December, South America will not have a representative at the event this year and the clash may be abandoned altogether.

After the match was postponed on Saturday, some of the more than 66,000 River fans also tried to storm into the dressing rooms.

The lack of organization and security failure exposed by the "Superclasico's" postponement is raising questions about whether Argentina is adequately prepared for the two-day G20 summit of world leaders that begins Friday.

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He blamed soccer hooligans, known as the "barras bravas" in Argentina for the mess.

Boca fans could not attend the final at the Monumental de Nunez Stadium because of a 2013 ban on away fans in Argentina.

"We were clearly at a disadvantage yesterday and at a sporting disadvantage today", Boca coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto told reporters at a hotel where the team had gathered.

This is the only sure question, that the game will be played, especially seeing that there will need to be a victor to participate in the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

The chaos surrounding Saturday's incident is being compared to another game involving the two bitter rivals in the Round of 16 of the 2015 Copa Libertadores.

When the scheduled kick-off time approached with still no sign of any players even coming out onto the pitch to warm-up, a feeling of deflation seemed to spread among fans inside the ground. CONMEBOL ruled that River was the victor and advanced to the next phase.

"What's happening in my country is regrettable because we don't have any respect for anything". Argentina has a problem with football-related violence and more than 300 people have been killed over the last 50 years because of it, according to one charity. "Today is a disgrace to Argentinian football".


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