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Copa Libertadores Final To Be Played Outside Of Argentina

Copa Libertadores Final To Be Played Outside Of Argentina
By Eoin Lyons
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The postponed second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate is set to take place outside of Argentina after River Plate supporters attacked Boca Juniors' bus in the build up to the game on Sunday.

According to a statement released by the the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), the game will be played on the 8th or 9th of December, with the venue yet to be finalised.

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez told reporters at a press conference today that the game will be played outside Argentina 'because the conditions do not exist for the game to be played in Argentina'.

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Boca, however, are reportedly refusing to play a rescheduled tie and want a walkover, with their president Daniel Angelici stating that he will appeal the decision by CONMEBOL and could even take the issue to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Before the game River Plate fans threw stones and missiles at the Boca team bus, with several players suffering cuts including Boca captain Pablo Perez. Tear gas also got into the vehicle causing some players to vomit.

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The tie is currently poised at 2-2, though with Boca's current stance, it's hard to see them turning up for the second leg, regardless of where it is.

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