Spain turns away Argentine fan in Libertadores crackdown

Ruben Hill
December 10, 2018

Argentinean police are also believed to have travelled to Spain with the aim of recognizing and helping to apprehend known hooligans and ringleaders of the River and Boca Juniors "Barras Bravas" Ultra groups as soon as they arrive at Madrid's Alfonso Suarez-Barajas Airport. CONMEBOL made a decision to hold a meeting "river plate - Boca juniors" outside Argentina in connection with the riots, which gave fans ahead of the return game of these teams in mid-November.

Boca wanted CONMEBOL to award them the second leg that was postponed twice due to violence. To play a match between Boca and River in Madrid, it's weird.

"This is an important example for the Argentines", Tevez said.

Genoa City (Italy), Paraguay and Qatar are also among the countries that had offered to host world's football most fiercest football rivalry.

The first leg, played in Buenos Aires, ended in a 2-2 draw.

A proposal to have the Copa Libertadores final second leg in Miami was reportedly shot down by U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro, and the organizers behind the proposal are looking for answers as to why.

On November 24, fans of rival team River Plate attacked Boca's team bus with stones, shattering windows.

"I think people are smart", he said. "That's what I want and the dream would be realized", Tevez said earlier this year of a possible Libertadores triumph.

Boca Juniors players have had enough of all the talk about the Copa Libertadores chaos and say it is time to start focusing on the match.

River were scheduled to train at at Madrid's Valdebebas training base late last night while Boca's squad were set to be put through their paces at the Spanish football federation's training base at Las Rozas, north-west of the capital.

Hanging up his boots after a second Libertadores triumph would give Tevez's illustrious career flawless symmetry. Since then he has enjoyed a peripatetic life packed with titles and controversies. They will be positioned at opposite sides of the Bernabeu, behind each goal. River have a lot more pressure playing at home and now it is 50-50.

River is a three-time Copa victor, with its latest victory coming in 2015. "I keep dreaming, because if I didn't, I would be at home with my family", he added.

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