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    La Bombonera

    by shavy Updated Jan 19, 2014
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    This stadium overlooks a desolate garbage-strewn lot, at the corner of calles Del Valle Iberlucea and Brandsen
    But on game day, when street parties and general debauchery take over the area

    La Bombonera lies in the middle of the working-class La Boca area, which has a slightly negative reputation in terms of safety, and therefore care should be taken at night

    During the day, however, the area around the stadium is reasonably safe as it is located adjacent to the famous and touristy Caminito de la Boca with its coloured artist houses

    This is the home of the football (soccer) club Boca Juniors, the team of Argentine legend Diego Maradona, who like his country

    Many football player known this man (Maradona). The stadium is outside La Boca area which is a walking distance

    Boca Juniors has stopped selling tickets to the general public and currently only allows club members to enter the stadium

    Tourists can make use of the many ticket agencies that offer packages, which however go for highly inflated prices

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    Football 2013 - Fixture

    by sof76 Updated Jun 8, 2013

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    Torneo Final 2013 - Fixture

    FECHA 17
    Sabado 08/06/2013
    16:00 Belgrano vs San Martin (SJ)
    18:10 Arsenal vs Quilmes
    18:10 Godoy Cruz vs Tigre
    20:30 Velez vs All Boys
    Domingo 09/06/2013
    14:15 River Plate vs Independiente
    16:10 Colon vs Atl Rafaela
    21:30 Racing Club vs Boca Juniors
    Lunes 10/06/2013
    17:00 Estudiantes vs Lanus
    19:10 Newells vs Union
    21:15 San Lorenzo vs Argentinos

    FECHA 18
    Viernes 14/06/2013
    All Boys vs Racing
    Tigre vs Belgrano
    Sabado 15/06/2013
    Quilmes vs Godoy Cruz
    San Martin (SJ) vs Estudiantes
    Independiente vs San Lorenzo
    Argentinos vs Colon
    domingo 16/06/2013
    Union vs Velez
    Boca vs Arsenal
    Lanus vs River
    Atl. Rafaela vs Newell's

    FECHA 19 - FINAL
    domingo 23/06/2013
    Newell's vs Argentinos
    Colon vs Independiente
    San Lorenzo vs Lanus
    River vs San Martin (SJ)
    Estudiantes vs Belgrano
    Tigre vs Quilmes
    Godoy Cruz vs Boca
    Arsenal vs All Boys
    Racing vs Union
    Velez vs Atl. Rafaela

    Fechas pasadas y resultados

    FECHA 1
    Unión 1 Arsenal 1
    Argentinos 0 Velez 1
    All Boys 1 Godoy Cruz 1
    Estudiantes 1 Tigre 3
    Boca 3 Quilmes 2
    San Martin (SJ) 0 San Lorenzo 0
    Atl. Rafaela 3 Racing 0
    Independiente 1 Newell´s 3
    Belgrano 1 River 2
    Lanus 4 Colon 0

    FECHA 2
    Racing 2 Argentinos 0
    San Lorenzo 0 Belgrano 0
    Godoy Cruz 2 Union 1
    Colon 1 San Martin (SJ) 1
    Velez 0 Independiente 1
    Tigre 0 Boca 0
    Quilmes 2 All Boys 1
    Newell's 0 Lanus 3
    River 1 Estudiantes 0
    Arsenal 0 Atl. Rafaela 0

    FECHA 3
    Argentinos 1 Arsenal 2
    Estudiantes 1 San Lorenzo 1
    Union 0 Quilmes 3
    All Boys 2 Boca 0
    Lanus 1 Velez 0
    Independiente 2 Racing 0
    Atl. Rafaela 1 Godoy Cruz 2
    Belgrano 2 Colon 1
    River 3 Tigre 2
    San Martin (SJ) 1 Newell's 1

    FECHA 4
    Quilmes 3 Atl. Rafaela 3
    Newell's 2 Belgrano 0
    Colon 3 Estudiantes 3
    Arsenal 1 Independiente 0
    Godoy Cruz 0 Argentinos 0
    San Lorenzo 2 River 0
    tigre 2 All Boys 1
    Racing 0 Lanus 0
    Boca 1 Union 3
    Velez 3 San martin (SJ) 0

    FECHA 5
    Belgrano 1 Velez 0
    Independiente 0 Godoy Cruz 1

    FECHA 6
    FECHA 7
    FECHA 8
    FECHA 9
    FECHA 10
    FECHA 11
    FECHA 12
    FECHA 13
    FECHA 14
    FECHA 15

    FECHA 16
    Quilmes 1 vs Racing Club 0
    Independiente 0 vs Estudiantes 0
    Godoy Cruz 3 vs Arsenal 0
    Atl Rafaela 0 vs San Lorenzo 0
    Union 1 vs Colon 0
    Lanus vs Belgrano
    Boca Juniors vs Velez
    Argentinos vs River Plate
    Tigre vs San Martin (SJ)
    All Boys vs Newells

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  • The River Plate experience

    by GarethDavies Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    For all football 'nuts', if you're in Buenos Aires do not miss the opportunity to see a football game.

    The best and biggest team in town are River Plate whose "Cancha" which is the Porteño term for a stadium play at the 'El Monumental' in the Palermo district of the city.

    Whilst the football at times is less than inspiring the experience of being amongst the barra bravas with their colour and non-stop chanting and jumping up and down is one of exilerance.

    buy a shirt, wave your scarf and join in with chants to fully make the most out of the experience.

    Equipment: just take your self....and if you want to blend buy a home shirt with scarf and bandana, which can all be purchased in town or at the club shop at teh stadium.

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    River Plate football

    by bonio Written Jan 18, 2011
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    Managed to get tickets for the River Plate v Olimpo game at the Antoni Liberti stadium (1978 World Cup final was played there if you're old enough to remember).
    Atmosphere inside was amazing, great passion and support, sadly, the standard of the game itself didn't match, a tepid 1-0 home win.
    Still, a very memorable visit.

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    by DAO Updated Jan 17, 2011

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    In Buenos Aires you either support Boca Juniors or you support River Plat. Like 2 sides of the railroad track, the Juniors are from the poorer, but more colourful, Boca neighbourhood. Boca have won a record 18 international titles (equal to AC Milan) and sport the colours of gold (yellow) and blue. Their all time hero is the controversial Diego Maradona who famously cheated the English side out of the 1986 World Cup with his famous ‘Hand of God’ handball goal. Surely the most outrageous single event of cheating in sports to ever go unpunished. He waited until 2006 to appologise. And that was after 11 years of allegedly taking drugs.

    Boca's supporters are known as "Bosteros" and they are proud to be called ‘la número 12 or La Doce’ - meaning the 12th player.

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  • Futbol tours in Buenos Aires

    by lucasworld Updated Aug 10, 2009

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    I was told that watching a football game was something hot in Buenos Aires but i`ve never imagined that it was such a big thing.
    As i didn´t want to miss the game i booked with Tangol ( a travel agency that runs futbol experience tours ( i got their contact from the Lonely Planet guidebook) they picked me up from my hotel and took me in a van to the stadium with a group of other 11 guys. The guide was the first cool thing, his name is Gonzalo and he told us about the players, stadium, history and the songs wich are amazing. One´s in the stadium i couldn´t belive that 40 thousend people where singing non stop the hole game:) I finished my memory stick in the camera recording the hooligans singing...lovely.
    The game was good but the atmosphere was the unique. We all jumped in our seats, sang the songs and get to talk with the Argentinians seating around us that were crazy about their club.
    I finished liking River Plate because Ortega, the national team player has something that makes you love their club.
    I really think everybody shoul watch a game in BA.
    You can trust these people! And Gonzalo is a great guide..i still keep contact with him on facebook.

    Equipment: Don´t bring valuables like big cameras, passport or money i just went with a fotocopy of my passport, some cash on my pocket. Look like them not like a turist in safari...:)

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  • Futbol experience in buenos aires

    by worldbackpacker Written Apr 3, 2009

    It was the highlight of my Argentinian trip. i knew before hand that passion was a big thing in futbol stadiums but i have never imagined something that powerfull. As i went to a big game i took from a guidebook called Buenos aires day & night that was in my hostel the adress of tangol, a trvel agency that picked me up 2 hours before the game in a vana took me to the River Stadium. it was so full of people all covered in red & white. People standing near me would give me newspaper to cut in pieces to trow away ones the first team get into the field. 70thousends people singing andjumping in therir seats. Emotionl, River wn in the last minute and the people stayed inside the stadium for 30 more minutes celebreting the victory. i took 200 pics and made a few videos too:) this guys are reacheble in their website and there are games most weekends and some week days all over the year. Don't take valuables that can call the attention of a pickpocket. Bife the chorizo, ice creams from freddo and futbol is the must do in Argentina.
    I hope you can feel all this music, energy, vibration:)

    Equipment: clothes to feel comfortable

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    Football in BA - "Barras Bravas"

    by toshofbarra Written Nov 15, 2007

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    Football in BA is a unique, fascinating and exciting experience. But you need to know and be aware of the "Barras Bravas"
    Firstly, of course there is the simple fact that Argentinians love their football. Everyone knows that in football, local derby games have the most passion. In Argentina, most of the big teams are based in BA so every day is derby day - so much so that there are games on at different times in the city so you if like me, you love the game you can see 2 games on a sunday.
    Each club has a "Barras Bravas" and they are basically the thugs. It is not unusual to have organised hooliganism but this is different. Often they have incredibly close links to the clubs and are involved in ticket distribution and various degrees of criminal activity. Club presidents are elected by the supporters hence the Barras Bravas often have a real influence on these elections. They arrive en mass just on kick off, about 2-300 hundred usually and stand behind the home teams goal - DO NOT GET IN THEIR WAY!! During the game, they lead the tempo, sing and chant and really add to the atmosphere but many genuine fans hate them. A recent game between Boca and River saw not only the team bus arriving live on TV but also the busses with the Barras Bravas!
    I went to 4 games while I was in BA and had no trouble standing in the popular section. Take sensible precuations starting with recognising the Barras Bravas!
    I have been to 2 world cups, the maracana, Camp Nou and Bernabeau but the atmosphere in BA is special (although doesnt quite have the history and hatred a Celtic-Rangers game does!). If you get the chance to go enjoy it... and come away wondering why all the teams have songs that go to the tune of "Karma Cameleon" (1980s hit in UK) - hilarious.
    Oh, and when you get back to your hostel, you need to stop singing "la cunch, la cuncha, la cuncha a la tu madre"

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    Boca Boca!!

    by leongarf Written May 27, 2007

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    On The Way To The Match.
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    Check out a South American futbol match while in B.A. I went to see Boca....who seems to be a popular team. The atmosphere of the match was great.

    Equipment: You can get a guide if you want....we had one escort us to the match for safety reasons......that just takes the fun out of it though.

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    by sof76 Updated May 9, 2007

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    La historia

    Titulos en primera: 7. Torneos 49, 50, 51, 58, 61, 66 y Apertura 2001.

    Titulos Internacionales: 3. Copa Libertadores 67, Copa Europeo-Sudamericana 67 y Supercopa 88.

    Maximo goleador: Evaristo Barrera (1933/38), con 136 goles.

    El que más jugó: Agustín Cejas, 312 partidos (1962/80)

    Equipment: ARQUEROS
    25 CAMPAGNUOLO, Gustavo
    22 ROMERO, Sergio

    31 Ezequiel Ares
    1 Javier Eduardo Arizala
    2 Gustavo Daniel Cabral
    6 Diego Crosa
    3 Celso Esquivel
    21 Francisco Maciel
    39 Gabriel Ivan Mercado
    4 Matías Sánchez
    29 Franco Sebastian Sosa
    18 Martín Ariel Vitali
    José Shaffer


    7 Adrián Jesús Bastia
    30 Nicolás Alejandro Cabrera
    26 Fernando De La Fuente
    33 Gonzalo Garcia
    14 Diego Sebastian Menghi
    23 Ezequiel Miralles
    10 Maximiliano Moralez
    17 Cristian Pellerano
    8 Sixto Peralta
    15 Martín Andrés Romagnoli
    27 Sebastián Miguel Ángel Romero
    31 Claudio Yacob

    16 Luis Alberto Benítez
    19 Gonzalo Rubén Bergessio
    20 Claudio Fileppi
    28 Pablo González
    11 Claudio Javier López
    24 Santiago Malano
    9 Facundo Sava


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    San Lorenzo - Football Team

    by sof76 Updated May 9, 2007

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    Name: Pedro Bidegain
    Nickname: Nuevo Gasometro
    Capacity 43.000 spectators
    Pitch Size 110 X 70 Mts.

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    Titulos en primera: 9. Torneos 33, 46, 59 y 68; nacional 72 y 74; Metropolitano 72; Clausura 95 y 2001.

    Titulos Internacionales: 2. Copa Mercosur 2001 y Copa Sudamericana 2002.

    Maximo goleador: José Sanfilippo, con 200 goles (1953-62 y 1972)

    El que más jugó: Sergio Villar, 445 partidos (1968-81)

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    Football Fanatics

    by skatzcatz Written Feb 14, 2007

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    If you get time in Buenos Aires get along to a local football match. The stadium for Boca Juniors is near to the La Boca area. I would advise though to organise through a tour company or backpackers as it gets very crowded and hectic.

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    by JonnyVT Written Feb 12, 2007

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    Club Atlético River Plate, known also as River Plate or simply River, is an Argentine sports club best known for its football team, established in 1901. Its home base is the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Núñez, and it plays at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti.

    "River Plate" is sometimes used as the English name for the Rio de la Plata, the river on which Buenos Aires sits. It is believed that in the club's early days one of the founders (Martínez) observed sailors playing impromptu football games in the port of Buenos Aires next to crates marked "The River Plate", hence the club name.

    River fans and the press are fond of the nickname Los Millonarios. This name derives from the 1930s after some expensive transfers of players from other clubs, including Bernabé Ferreyra from Tigre in 1932. In 1979 - 1981, the River squad was reputed to be amongst the most expensive in the world.

    Fans of rival clubs call River gallinas (literally hens, but more akin to chicken). This nickname was supposedly born in a game against Uruguayan team Peñarol, when River were ahead 2-0 but ended up losing the game 4-2. La Prensa's article (in Spanish)

    Due to the red band in their jersey, it is also common to refer to River as El Equipo de la Banda Roja (the team with the red band) or simply La Banda (which also means "the band" -both as in "gang" and "musical group").

    Some famous River teams earned nicknames, notably La Máquina (the machine), the team that astonished Argentine football between 1941 and 1945.

    In 1996 and 1997, during a streak of titles (three Argentine titles, one Copa Libertadores and one Supercopa), River were sometimes called La Maquinita ("The Little Machine") by the press. That team featured Francescoli and younger players such as Juan Pablo Sorín, Hernán Crespo, Ariel Ortega, and Marcelo Gallardo.

    Read up more on their website

    Equipment: Buy a Jersey and wear it proudly!

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    La Bombonera

    by camilo74 Written Apr 7, 2006

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    Footbal is the most popular sport in Argentina and they are great football players, City tours include visiting La Bombonera , Boca Juniors Stadium. Sorry fan of River friends but it seems that every tour guide is Boca's fan , so send me a picture of Monumental to put it here , i just saw it from the highway

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    by marcelo15 Updated Mar 25, 2006

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    In my last day of activities before going back at home i had the greatest chance to attend to a football match, between RIVER PLATE & PAOLISTA from brazil. Of course that i couldn`t be able to get there without the help of my argentinian friend, Estefania. who is definitely a fun of River.
    It was so nice to be there and i have to say that THANKS ESTEFI for taking me there...
    Note: i think is important to mention that as my friend, estefania, told me is safer for foreigners to go to a safer place of the stadium. we went to a quite place, which, is called PLATEA. is safer because is a bit dangerous to get where the funs are located...(POPULAR)

    Equipment: I think if you enjoy taking photos a great camera and louder voice to screen the goals...jeje

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