River-Boca to be played outside Argentina

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Having summoned the bosses of the two clubs to CONMEBOL's headquarters in Paraguay on Tuesday, confederation president Alejandro Dominguez issued a statement to say a decision on whether the game will be played in either two Saturdays' time or the day after will be made by its disciplinary committee.

Note that in the first final match, held at field of the Boca juniors (also in Buenos Aires) 11 November, was a draw - 2:2.

In 2015, Boca were disqualified in the Libertadores last 16 after River players were attacked with pepper spray by fans at La Bombonera.

Because of the pair of cancelations, it is unclear when the final match in the tournament's 58-year history - the first-ever meeting of Boca and River Plate in the final - will be played. On Sunday, it was postponed again, hours before kickoff, after Boca said they were not in a fit state to play.

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However, Boca's bus was attacked by River supporters as it approached the ground.

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Time to play the match is limited, as the victor will represent South America in the FIFA Club World Cup which kicks off in the United Arab Emirates on December 12.

"FIFA president [Infantino] said in front of me to [Boca president Daniel] Angelici that the game would be played at 7.15 p.m.", D'Onofrio told local press.

Boca filed a formal petition to CONMEBOL, asking for River to be punished for the bus attack near the stadium, in which several players, including Boca captain Pablo Perez and midfielder Gonzalo Lamardo, were hurt and taken to nearby hospitals. Sputnik spoke to Gustavo Granero, a Boca Juniors fan, about whether the game should be played and how River should be punished.

The Libertadores is South America's equivalent of Europe's Champions League and it is the first time two teams from the same city had reached the final.

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