Spanish police are expecting between 400 and 500 ‘Argentine hooligans’ ahead of Sunday’s Copa Libertadores final in Madrid.
River Plate and Boca Juniors are playing the final in Madrid after violence led to the cancellation of last month’s proposed clash in Buenos Aires.
“There are 20,000 tickets for each team with 10,000 of those coming from Argentina,” government delegate José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes has said, as cited by Marca.
“The Spanish police are working closely with their Argentine counterparts and we are expecting a group of between 400 and 500 who are especially violent.
“We are working with maximum security from the airport, roads, bus stations and subways to detect these violent people who have a criminal record.
“Yesterday, a fan was sent back because of the meticulous and determined work being done by the police.
“We don’t know how many people are coming who do not have tickets but we know the majority will be coming especially to attend the game.
“There will be two fans zones in the Castellana area, we hope this is a great occasions and projects Spanish security and Argentine fans very well.”