Soccer final between Boca Juniors, River plate to take place in Buenos Aires on November 24
The final match between River Plate and Boca Juniors for the Libertadores Cup is slated to take place at 17:00 (local time) in River’s “Monumental” stadium, located in the Nuñez neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Following a similar measure adopted during the finalists' previous game on November 11, official sources have confirmed that Boca Juniors’ supporters will not be allowed to enter the stadium due to fears of violence and hooliganism. In case of bad weather, reports suggest the game could take place on November 25.
River Plate and Boca Juniors are Argentina’s most prominent soccer teams and matches between the two are locally referred to as “superclásico” (super classic). Important soccer events in the county are often followed by localized violence and scuffles between rival hooligans and harassment of passersby. Coupled with the fact that the upcoming match marks the first time River and Boca face each other in a Libertadores’ final, there remains high potential for hooligan activity. Moreover, grievances over the results could potentially trigger acts of vandalism and violence in the vicinity of the Monumental.
Those operating or residing in Buenos Aires on November 24 are advised to exercise vigilance in the vicinity of the Monumental Stadium during evening hours, given potential for violence.