South American soccer’s governing body Conmebol has announced Buenos Aires, Argentina, as the host venue for the final of South America’s premier club competition, the Copa Libertadores, in November 2024.

Conmebol has revealed that the specific stadium for the match will be selected at a later date.

The match will mark the first time the capital of Argentina will host the Copa Libertadores final since the competition switched to a single-match format in 2019. This decision was made after extreme fan violence marred the 2018 final (at that point, held over two legs) between Argentine heavyweights River Plate and Boca Juniors – both from Buenos Aires. Indeed, the second leg of that tie eventually had to be held in Madrid, Spain, after the Boca team bus was attacked.

That incident led to Conmebol moving to try and reduce the risk of fan violence by moving the match format to a single game at a pre-arranged venue.

Conmebol president Alejandro Dominguez has now stated on social media that the decision was an acknowledgment of “the great work” of Argentina’s soccer federation.

Argentina’s national team are currently the reigning Copa America and World Cup champions, but its club teams have struggled in the Copa Libertadores in recent years, with Brazilian clubs having won every title since 2019.

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The last time an Argentine team won the competition was that 2018 edition in Madrid when River Plate returned home victorious.

The final of the 2023 Copa Libertadores was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the iconic Maracana stadium.

In December, Conmebol announced the 14 US host cities, stadiums, and match schedule for the 2024 Conmebol Copa América national team's tournament.

That event will take place from June 20 to July 14, 2024, across 10 US states, with 32 matches played by the 16 participating teams – 10 from Conmebol and six from North America’s Concacaf, as guests.

The USA was confirmed as the host of Copa America 2024 in January last year as part of a strategic tie-up between Conmebol and its Concacaf counterpart in North and Central America.