Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate called off again

River Plate fans clashing with riot police after the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors on Saturday was postponed

River Plate fans clashing with riot police after the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors on Saturday was postponed

The match delayed twice before being called off and rearranged to be played today.

Boca Juniors requested the suspension of the Copa Libertadores final against River Plate, which is now set to be played later Sunday, and also that South American's soccer body CONMEMBOL sanctions their archrivals for the incident.

With the incidents that occurred on Saturday, Boca Juniors have asked CONMEBOL not to play the final.

Intriguingly though, the victor of this Copa Libertadores tie is due to represent South America at the forthcoming Club World Championship in December.

Fan trouble forced to game to be postponed on Saturday - where it was rescheduled for this evening at 5pm local time in Argentina.

However, Boca argued on Sunday that more time was needed before the game could take place, citing the need to play in what they described as equal conditions.

The match was originally set for Saturday but was cancelled following violent clashes that saw Boca's team bus attacked and their captain injured.

A River Plate fan being detained by a police officer

Fans had already started being allowed into the ground before it was confirmed that no match will be played tonight.

Boca players suffered cuts from the glass from broken windows on Saturday and were also affected by the tear gas used by police to disperse the crowds.

"At this point, the conditions are not right", said Dominguez.

The game had already been moved back on three separate occasions on Saturday, with Federation Internationale de Football Association reportedly threatening to disqualify either side if they refused to play.

The rivalry between River Plate and Boca Juniors is one of the biggest in football - with both sides originating from the La Boca neighbourhood before River relocated to a different district of Buenos Aires. This is the first Copa Libertadores final played between the two archrivals.

This year's Copa Libertadores final is finely poised at 2-2 after the first leg in Boca two weeks ago.

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