Copa Libertadores final moved from Argentina as Boca demand River thrown out

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River Plate v Boca Juniors: Postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg will not be held in Argentina

After all the hype, the eagerly anticipated Copa Libertadores second leg between River Plate and Boca Juniors didn't go ahead at the weekend.

CONMEBOL says that the game will be played on either December 8 or 9, but it is all pending the decision of the federation's disciplinary committee filed by Boca Juniors requesting River Plate's disqualification.

The final between the Buenos Aires arch-rivals, which was originally scheduled to take place at River Stadium last Saturday, was postponed after River fans attacked the Boca bus before the match.

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Conmebol president Alejandro Dominguez met with the presidents of both clubs on Tuesday. The first leg at Boca's stadium ended 2-2.

Boca's president Daniel Angelici petitioned the continent's governing body to award them the trophy, a move his River counterpart Rodolfo D'Onofrio branded "shameful". Although the kick-off was initially delayed by a couple of hours, it was later put back to Sunday when it emerged some of Boca's players had been injured in the incident.

Some potential final venues have already expressed an interest in hosting the derby dubbed a "superclasico", and the most important in Argentine club football history, as it pits the two most popular teams in the country in the continent's most prestigious final.

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With the tie poised at 2-2, Boca players were left injured by shards of broken glass and affected by tear gas, which was sacked by police to disperse the crowd outside River Plate's El Monumental stadium.

The Italian city of Genoa confirmed in a statement on Monday that it had written to the clubs offering to host the game with Brazil also apparently willing to stage the match.

There are rumors that the final could be held in Asuncion, Paraguay.

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