Unprecedented security plan set for Champions League final

Sports 05/28/19, 07:45

Spain says it will deploy unprecedented security measures for Saturday's "high risk" Champions League final in Madrid.Spanish authorities say the police operation prepared for the final between Liverpool and Tottenham will be the biggest ever for a sporting event in ...

Fans of Brazil’s Palmeiras pelt own team’s bus with rocks

Sports 04/11/19, 05:26

Fans of Brazilian soccer team Palmeiras pelted their own team's bus with rocks before a Copa Libertadores match against Colombian club Junior Barranquilla.The incident happened in Sao Paulo near the club's stadium on Wednesday. Images showed cracks on several windows ...

Uruguayan Football Fans detained in Brazil

Soccer 04/04/19, 12:33

Police say they've detained nearly 100 fans of Uruguay's Penarol soccer team following a brawl with fans of Brazil's Flamengo club hours before a Copa Libertadores match in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.The police department's press office says the confrontation ...

SAmerican soccer still wary after successful final in Madrid

Soccer 12/10/18, 07:44

The Copa Libertadores finally came to a conclusion, without incident.River Plate fans peacefully celebrated the team's triumph over Boca Juniors as the city of Madrid showed it is possible to successfully organize the high-profile game between two of the South ...

Argentine fans celebrate River Plate’s title at home

Sports 12/09/18, 20:48

The game was played in Madrid but the celebrating and suffering stayed in Argentina. River Plate won the Copa Libertadores tournament, beating bitter rival Boca Juniors in an eternal final that lasted a month and that was moved to Spain ...

Colombians have key impact on Copa Libertadores final

Soccer 12/09/18, 17:57

Two Colombian players made all the difference — one good, one bad — in the Copa Libertadores final on Sunday.Boca Juniors' Wilmar Barrios was sent off close to the start of extra time, and River Plate's Juan Fernando Quintero scored ...

River Plate, Boca Juniors set for Copa Libertadores final

Soccer 12/09/18, 11:20

Fans and players from fierce Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors are getting ready for the Copa Libertadores final later Sunday after the biggest game in South American club soccer was relocated to the neutral setting of Real Madrid's ...

Spain braces for some 500 violent fans for Copa Libertadores

Soccer 12/07/18, 10:38

Spanish authorities say a group of 400 to 500 "especially violent" fans from Argentina are expected to make the trip to Madrid for this weekend's Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors.Officials say almost 4,000 security personnel will ...

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe

Sports 12/07/18, 04:30

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:SPAINWhile the Copa Libertadores final is attracting most of the attention in Spain, the Spanish league goes on as planned.Barcelona will defend its lead in the Catalan derby against ...

Odd weekend in Spain: All eyes on Copa Libertadores final

Sports 12/06/18, 06:42

The big-match buzz in Madrid and around the country has nothing to do with Spain's "clasico." It's all about Argentina's "superclasico."The most anticipated match of the weekend will feature Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate at the Santiago ...

Boca squad arrives in Madrid for rearranged Copa final

Soccer 12/05/18, 14:48

Boca Juniors has arrived in Madrid for Sunday's Copa Libertadores final second leg against River Plate, kicking off preparations for the highly-anticipated match that was twice suspended because of fan violence in Argentina.A few dozen Boca fans greeted the team ...

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