The final between River Plate and Boca Juniors is still no outcome in sight. The Confederation of south American Football (Conmebol) has decided that the return will not be played in the Monumental stadium of River, but outside of Argentina. But there is still a lot of fabric to cut. Boca Juniors insists on claim to the title of continental champion by disqualification of the River, and ensures that if the Disciplinary Tribunal of Conmebol does not give the reason, to appeal, and if that appeal doesn't work, you will have recourse to the Court of Arbitration for Sport of Lausanne (Switzerland).
the final of The Copa Libertadores between the twins buenos aires (both River and Boca were born in the port neighborhood), bitter enemies, has already consumed four days. In the first, had to be suspended because the stadium of Boca Juniors, la Bombonera, was flooded by a flood. In the second they played and tied at two goals. In the third, the return match at the Monumental de River was postponed until the next day because the bus carrying the players Mouth was attacked with stones and at least three players were injured. The next day, new suspension because the wounded were not retrieved.
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The Conmebol, whose performance to date has been stunningly awkward, he wanted to settle the crisis with a meeting at its headquarters in Asunción (Paraguay) with the presidents of both clubs. After the meeting, which began yesterday, Tuesday, at 11 in the morning, the president of the highest authority of football in south america, Alejandro Domínguez, announced that the return of the final disputaría on the weekend of 8 and 9 December, in any stadium outside of Argentina. Already had called the police in paraguay to study a safety device, the purpose of which will be played in Asuncion, the capital of the country.
Dominguez forgot that this weekend is celebrated in Paraguay the feast of the Virgin of the Miracles of Caaucupé, national patron, with lots of processions and pilgrimages. The Betticket police of paraguay will be very busy. Then he suggested another possible venue: Miami, in the united States. But on Sunday the 9 of December was played in the city the meeting of football between the Dolphins and the Patriots. The third option, apparently, would be Qatar, in the Arabian peninsula. Determine a new headquarters outside of Argentina is problematic.
it May not be that the most serious problem. Boca Juniors is shown decided to collect revenge for what happened in 2015, when he was disqualified from the Copa Libertadores in the final round because the opposition players (River specifically) suffered an attack with tear gas when they jumped to the grass to compete for the second time. The president of Boca, Daniel Angelici, said yesterday on his return to Buenos Aires that will not accept to play any game, and that River should be punished with the disqualification, although the attack on the bus occurred outside the stadium and outside of the security perimeter, where the responsibility of the police.
The Club World, on the horizon
Angelici hides behind that its fans demand him to fight until the end by the disqualification of the River. Of time, you have to decide the Disciplinary Committee of Conmebol. It seems that its members do not ascribe sufficient weight to the arguments of Boca Juniors to be a winner for all administrative remedies. If the decision of the discipline committee is not satisfied, Angelici says they will appeal and will draw even the TAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport), Juan Antonio Samaranch, then president of the International Olympic Committee, instituted in Switzerland in 1984. We'll see.
The margin of the disaster that this represents for the argentine football and to the local police (already has resigned the charge of the security in Buenos Aires, Martin Ocampo, was a close friend and collaborator of the president of Boca Juniors), the controversy does nothing but fester ill will between the two hobbies. And, if it prolongs the process, the World of Clubs, which will be held from the 12th of December in the United Arab Emirates, would have to compete without representation in south america.