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Gallardo to remain River Plate coach

Madrid, Dec 10: Marcelo Gallardo will remain the coach of River Plate next year after leading his team to the Copa Libertadores title here, the club’s sporting director Enzo Francescoli said. Speculation has been rife in Argentina that the 42-year-old could leave the

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Madrid ready for Copa Libertadores final second leg

Madrid, Dec 8:  Sunday sees the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Argentinean sides River Plate and Boca Juniors in Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium: a game which has attracted worldwide attention given the dramatic circumstances surrounding it. Such is the global

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Boca Juniors deserve Copa Libertadores title: Maradona

Buenos Aires, Nov 27: Diego Maradona has urged South American football governing body CONMEBOL to award the Copa Libertadores winners’ trophy to Boca Juniors after River Plate hooligan fans caused the suspension of the final’s second leg. The match between the Argentine rivals,

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Argentina mulls law to curb soccer hooligans

Buenos Aires, Nov 27: After a Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate had to be suspended twice, after a fan violence incident, Argentine President Mauricio Macri said he will introduce harsher laws to tackle hooliganism during games. In a televised

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Boca, River ready for ‘historic’ Libertadores duel

Buenos Aires, Nov 10: The Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be a “historic moment” for South American football, the head of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said. Speaking on the eve of the first leg at Boca’s

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