Primera División de Argentina
ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Boca Juniors should be severely penalised after a Copa Libertadores playoff with bitter rival River Plate was suspended at Boca's La Bombonera Stadium, a top South American football official said on Saturday.
"We have to meet the requirements of FIFA," said Jose Luis Meiszner, secretary general of South American governing body CONMEBOL. "There will be severity in the penalties."
The second-leg match in the round of 16 on Thursday was stopped when River Plate players were sprayed...
CONMEBOL have given Argentine powers Boca Juniors one day to provide video evidence of their innocence in Thursday's night violent clashes between supporters and players for rivals River Plate in the Copa Libertadores.
Thursday's second leg of the round of 16 turned to chaos at the start of the second half when Boca supporters apparently cut an opening in a tunnel put up to protect players as they entered the field and filled it with pepper spray or mace to douse the opponents.
The players then huddled...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Police were investigating Friday after a high-profile match between Argentine clubs Boca Juniors and River Plate was stopped when visiting players were sprayed by fans with an eye irritant believed to be pepper spray or mace.
Buenos Aires public prosecutor Martin Ocampo said Boca's stadium has been closed so investigators can "gather evidence."
The Copa Libertadores match between the Argentine rivals was played before about 50,000 fans. River won the first leg 1-0 last...