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Copa Libertadores second leg won’t be played in Argentina

Conmebol, the South American football confederation, has confirmed that the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate will moved from Argentina.

The match, originally scheduled for Saturday 24th, was called off after the Boca Juniors team bus was attacked on its journey to the River Plate stadium.

In South America, Brazil and Paraguay are most likely to host the rescheduled match; Miami, Dubai and Italy are possible venues outside South America. Conmebol has pencilled the fixture in for December 8 or 9.

There is a chance it does not take place: Boca is pushing for River Plate’s disqualification from the tournament and the club could file a claim with the Court of Arbitration for Sport to try and prevent the playing of the second leg.


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