Waiting has ended. The cross-finals eventually ended. It will be the final. It will be in Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium on Sunday December 9th at 20:30 (Argentina at 16:30). There, River and Boca must travel to define Copa Libertadores champion.
This was confirmed by President Conmebol Alejandro Dominguez at a press conference in Asunción, in which he reiterated his rejection of the violent acts that took place in Argentina and asked the protagonists to send a message of peace to the definition.
"I want to repeat condemnation of vandalism. Football will not stop because of these violence. We are many who love this sporting king. Football transfers values, winning or losing, not killing or dying. We take a step forward, "Dominguez began.
And gave details of the organization of the final. "I want to thank the President of Spain, the President of FIFA and personally my friend Florentino Pérez and all the cities that have expressed their intention that this spectacular finale, which we love very much, can be done in other destinations. The decision is to play with both fans in Madrid on Sunday 9 at 20:30. The door is open to all fans who support football. "
The President noted that Madrid is the ideal city where he plays the game and turns back against the violent. "That the bars do not even think about the roads, there is no room for them."
President of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), Alejandro Domínguez, at a press conference. EFE
"I know of those who have been attacked, with them and my family, I ask two clubs and their two technicians to send a message of love and peace, football is not violence, football is love, and we have to take care of it. we had to look for an alternative city. We believe the city of Madrid has all the conditions we need ", he said.
Dominguez said that last Saturday during a scandal that had occurred at the Monumental Stadium, Conmebol did not push the teams to play and stressed that what was important at the time was the health of the players involved.
"When the players went to the ambulance, we knew the game would be suspended, and I knew it would not be on Sunday., but I had the support that came with the health records. Conditions were not provided due to what happened outside the stadium, "the manager explained.
He also said that "the world is waiting for a signal from Angelici and Dino Onofrio," who have been discussing through media lately and exchanging bullies that have increased the dispute surrounding the party.
As for the organization of the game, he said there would be no reason to change the referees final, so it is expected that Uruguayan Andrés Cunha who leads the main triple.
After many twists and turns, Conmebol chose to "not create a place for Boca's request" to disqualify the river and give the cup a victory, and ordered "the Conmebol Competitions to reprogram the second part of the Copa Libertadores final."
On the other hand, the River imposed a penalty of "playing two more domestic games in official competitions organized by CONMEBOL behind closed doors, this sanction to be effective from 2019" and "fining $ 400,000."
It is expected that Boca will reject the decision. Daniel Angelici, president of the club, promised to run all the routes in Conmebol and even resort to the Arbitration Sport Court (TAS).
Sanctions against the river