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Copa Libertadores Final Postponed To Sunday Following Violence

The hand of the Copa Libertadores organisers has finally been forced after a manic few hours in Buenos Aires. Hours before kickoff in the competition’s final second leg, the bus of the arriving Boca Juniors team was attacked by rival River Plate fans, and their attacks coupled with the police’s use of tear gas caused injuries to members of the …

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Boca Juniors Are Being Forced To Play Despite Violent Bus Attack

Some extraordinary scenes are unfolding in South America in an ever-developing story. Prior to the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final, the Boca Juniors team were attacked by rival River Plate fans in their bus, with the windows being smashed and pepper spray, sticks and stones being used. This was a few hours before the proposed kickoff between the teams, and …

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Watch: Luis Suarez Somehow Avoids Red Card For Horror Tackle Vs. Argentina

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Luis Suarez was very lucky to avoid punishment in Uruguay’s clash with Argentina on Thursday night. The Barcelona forward played 83 minutes with an injury in Montevideo against Jorge Sampaoli’s side, but was fortunate that his withdrawal was for a substitution rather than leaving his side down to ten men in the closing stages. With ten minutes of the game remaining, Suarez …

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The Terrible Truth Behind The Chapecoense Tragedy

The director of Brazil's Chapecoense football club, Marcelo Zolet, holds a replica of a Copa Sudamericana trophy, sent by the president of Colombia's Independiente Santa Fe, Cesar Pastrana (not in frame) as a tribute, at Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin, Colombia on December 1, 2016. / AFP / STR / RAUL ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

The world of football was in shock this week as a chartered plane carrying the Brazilian football team Chapecoense crash landed in Colombia, killing almost everyone on board. Seventy one people lost their lives last Monday when the LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 crashed landed into the mountains about 53 miles from Medellín airport, Columbia. Seventy seven people were on board …

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