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06-26-2011 08:36 PM #1
River Plate Relegated
Don't know how many South American soccer fans there are here, but River Plate--the Yankees of Argentine soccer--were relegated today. The team has a massive amount of debt and been going down hill for the past few years so it's really not that much of a shock.
Here's a scene from the stadium after they drew (they needed to win by a two goal margin): http://www.clarin.com/deportes/INCID...506379373.html
Madness. The fans the other team, Belgrano, are still in the stadium due to safety concerns. Massive riots in Buenos Aires as we speak.
06-26-2011 11:15 PM #2
Wow. No more Superclassico, which may be the fiercest rivalry in all of sports. I have not much of the Classura this season and had no idea they were in trouble.
06-26-2011 11:35 PM #3
Funny thing is, Boca has been pretty poor the past few years as well. They may be down there soon. Sad to see.
06-27-2011 01:09 PM #4
That is weird system. In general I enjoy watching the Argentine leagues- they play good footy for the most part and the fans are absolutely insane crazy, which makes for great atmosphere. There is also a midfielder playing for Estudiantes who is American, or eligible to play for the USMNT at least. He was good enough to make Argentina U-21's so he must be decent. Michel Hoyos
06-27-2011 05:49 PM #5