Copa Libertadores 2018 final new date: When will River Plate vs Boca Juniors be played after being suspended for a second time?

RIVER PLATE and Boca Juniors’ eagerly anticipated Copa Libertadores final second leg has been suspended yet again.

The Superclasico final was initially set to take place on Saturday evening before the Boca coach was attacked with bricks by River fans, hospitalising players.

El Monumental will have to wait to host River’s Copa Libertadores final against Boca
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After the incident, Conmebol reluctantly postponed their showpiece until tonight, but have now decided the Boca players are still not fit to play the match.

When is the new date for the Copa Libertadores final?

The two club presidents are meeting on Tuesday to decide a new date for the match.

Preliminary reports suggest Saturday, December 8 has been pencilled in as the new date for the match.

That would mean the winner would have just a week before they fly out to the UAE to compete in the Fifa World Cup Cup.

So far, Conmebol president Alejandro Dominguez has only said: “The final will be rescheduled.”

The match is unlikely to be played this midweek due to Argentina hosting the G20 summit.

In fact,  the reason the match was brought forward to this weekend in the first place was to ensure the two events didn’t clash.

The move to postpone the game a second time marks a dramatic shift from South American football’s governing body.

Under pressure from Fifa President Gianni Infantino, Conmebol had insisted the match be played on Saturday despite both clubs requesting a postponement.


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