Controversial River Plate vs Boca Juniors final set to played at Real Madrid's Bernabeu next weekend

Fifa chiefs are understood to have asked the Spanish FA if they can host the game between Boca Juniors and River Plate.

South American bosses ruled the twice-postponed second leg cannot be staged in Argentina after the violence that saw the game postponed twice last weekend.

And it has now been pencilled in to be played at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu on either December 8 or 9.

Fans of River Plate attacked the bus of local rivals Boca as they were travelling through the streets of Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Former Manchester City and Manchester United star Carlos Tevez was among those suffering from the smoke-bombs and the match was eventually delayed for 24 hours.

Boca, though, refused to play and the game — 2-2 after the first leg — was postponed for a second time shortly before kick-off.

Initial negotiations over a switch to Miami made Florida the likely venue.

But that was ruled out, along with Brazil and the Paraguayan capital Asuncion, the headquarters of South American football.

Doha in Qatar has also been mooted as a potential venue, with Fifa demanding a South American champion is crowned so they can take part in next month’s Club World Cup in the Middle East.

But Fifa contacted new Spanish FA President Luis Rubiales this morning for help.

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, who is also former president of Boca, was involved and it was agreed “90 per cent” that the game will be scheduled for the Bernabeu.

It means that the finals of the showpiece club finals in both Europe and South America this season will be played in the SAME city, with Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano hosting the Champions League Final in June.

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