Tevez: Moving Copa Libertadores final 'embarrassing for the people'

Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores final appeal rejected by CAS

"It is rare because of where it is going to be played, but it is still a Copa Libertadores final".

The football authority's appeals committee "confirms the November 29 decision dictated by its Disciplinary Tribunal", read a CONMEBOL statement cited by Reuters.

Boca players suffered cuts from the glass from broken windows in the attack as they travelled to the River Plate stadium and were also affected by the tear gas used by police to disperse the crowds.

Dubbed by media as the biggest fixture in the 127-year history of Argentine football, the nations two biggest club's were pitted together to renew their fierce rivalry within the South American equivalent of the Champions League.

As of Friday morning Boca had not publicly responded to the rejection of their appeal, but club officials have previously said they would take their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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"It is also true that he wants to play in another handsome stadium (the Santiago Bernabeu) and in a country like Spain, so it would be fantastic if he can then become a player for Madrid".

From CONMEBOL's point of view, the change of stadium and loss of home advantage is sufficient punishment for River Plate.

Carlos Tevez claims playing the Copa Libertadores final at the Santiago Bernabéu is "embarrassing" and slammed those responsible of "taking away players dreams".

Both teams are now in Spain preparing for Sunday's game, when the hope is that football will finally take center stage.

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