Conmebol called an urgent meeting with directors from CBF, AFA, Fluminense and Boca Juniors to address the episodes of violence between Fluminense and Boca Juniors fans, which took place yesterday. The clashes, which took place on Copacabana Beach and Lapa, worried the entity, which values the end.
The final at Maracanã is maintained, and so far there is no possibility of being transferred elsewhere, as occurred in 2018, when Boca Juniors and River Plate played the final at the Santiago Bernabéu. However, if episodes of violence persist, Conmebol does not rule out making the decision behind closed doors.
The meeting, which will take place in Barra da Tijuca, at 11:30 am. will not be attended by authorities. Conmebol wants to involve the clubs and their respective confederations in this request for an end to violence between fans. The entity’s president, Alejandro Domínguez, is in constant contact with the Governor of Rio, Claudio Castro, and the Minister of Justice, Flavio Dino.
On the Xeneize side, the feeling is dissatisfaction with the safety of their fans and the behavior of the Rio Military Police towards them.
Boca Juniors and Fluminense face each other at 5pm (Brasília time), in the unique final of the Conmebol Libertadores, at Maracanã. In the event of a tie in normal time, there will be extra time and, if the tie continues, a penalty shootout.