The horrific spectacle of the final of the Libertadores Cup continues, Alejandro Domínguez, president of the Conmebol, appeared at a press conference after the meeting with the presidents of River and Boca, to inform about the decision that has been taken regarding the final of the Copa Libertadores, postponed after the stupid incidents.
“The match, in case it is defined, subject to what the Disciplinary Commission says, we have the obligation to program the match subject to what is resolved. We have made the decision that the match is going to be played if it is played, Saturday 8 or Sunday 9, and is going to play outside the Argentine territory” he said without specifying more about the chosen place and without knowledge of other sanctions against the Platense team.
Boca is not satisfied with the provisional decision of Conmebol to schedule the possible final return of the Libertadores, the xeneize team will wait for the ruling of the Disciplinary Tribunal and in case it fails in favor of River, Boca will appeal to the TAS.
“We have asked for the sanctions that we have requested for the incidents that occurred, I hope that they can act freely, that they see the background and jurisprudence, and that they adhere to the law. There is enough background for what Boca asks. I have to represent for my partners’ interest. We presented videos, photos, and elements. We are going to wait quietly so they can evaluate the evidence”. “I am convinced that we have enough against a team that plays in the tournament, and has different sanctions. It is going to exhaust all the administrative instances and the TAS, but we do not rush because maybe the Disciplinary Tribunal gives us the reason and we do not have to get to that. We do not have to play another final, if I’m not happy I have the right to appeal, and I will do it”, Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici warned.
River should not only lose the title, but it should also be the protagonist of exemplary sanctions, veto them from international competitions and play behind closed doors the local tournament. Violence in football must end and CONMEBOL and FIFA must act.