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Boca Juniors part ways with coach

Buenos Aires, Dec 15: Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici said that the club will not renew the contract of coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto, putting an end to his three-year tenure with the Buenos Aires side. In the first press conference since Boca’s defeat by River Plate in the final of the Copa Libertadores, Angelici and Barros

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Boca Juniors supporters celebrate despite Libertadores loss

Buenos Aires, Dec 13: Thousands of Boca Juniors fans gathered here for the club’s annual Supporters Day despite sadness over the side’s loss to cross-town rivals River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final. The celebration on Wednesday was supposed to take place as usual at Boca’s La Bombonera Stadium, but the club management cancelled at last

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Boca Juniors confirm Gago Achilles tear

Boca Juniors, Dec 11: Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago faces months on the sidelines after rupturing his right Achilles tendon during his team’s Copa Libertadores final defeat to River Plate. Gago limped off the pitch in the final minutes of Boca’s 3-1 extra-time defeat to their Argentine rivals in the second leg of the final at

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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 club after four-and-a-half years in charge, reports Xinhua news agency. Talking to the

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Dozens of Boca, River fans arrive in Madrid ahead of Copa Libertadores final

Madrid, Dec 9: Dozens of Boca Juniors and River Plate fans have landed in the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport in the Spanish capital without incident, on Sunday. The arch-rivals from the Argentine capital are scheduled to settle the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final game at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium later in the day, following

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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 interest in the match that the press box in the Bernabeu has had

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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, originally slated for 5pm local time on Saturday at River’s Monumental stadium, was

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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 address on Monday, Macri urged lawmakers to pass a bill that would crack

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30 People arrested in riots ahead of Copa Libertadores final released

Buenos Aires, Nov 26: As many as 30 People who were arrested during the riots here for attacking and resisting authority outside the Monumental stadium of River Plate, when the team was going to play the final match of the Copa Libertadores against Boca Juniors, were released. Sources from the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Buenos Aires

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