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CONMEBOL President:  "It's not CONMEBOL that's guilty"

25/11/2018 at 18:39Updated 25/11/2018 at 19:00

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez claimed his organisation did not deserve the blame after the Copa Libertadores Final was calle off for the second consecutive day.

CONMEBOL released a statement confirming the Copa final would be replayed at a later date after Boca Juniors had requested the game be played 'under equal conditions'.

On Twitter, Dominguez said:

“CONMEBOL sympathises with the players, their families and all those affected. What should have been a sporting event to live, enjoy and share the best of South American football became a shame.

“CONMEBOL condemns the violent and criminal acts that put lives at risk, attacked the livelihood of professional athletes, affected millions of good fans and embarrassed their club, their football, their country and their continent.

“CONMEBOL demands from the competent authorities' immediate action and offers all its collaboration to identify, capture and prosecute those responsible.

“These acts cannot go unpunished. Those responsible must be burdened with the full weight of the law and the rejection of society.”

The game was called off only after some fans had made their way into River Plate's stadium.

Dates between December 8th and 10th have been suggested as a new time to play the game.

Boca had previously requested the game be postponed, saying: "Club Atletico Boca Juniors made a formal presentation to Conmebol on Sunday to request that the final of the Copa Libertadores be played in conditions of equality.

"After the acts of violence suffered in the vicinity of the stadium, having noted the magnitude and seriousness of them and the consequences they have generated in the establishment, Boca considers that these conditions are not met and requests the suspension of the match."