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Boca Juniors' Bombonera stadium evacuated after bomb threat

IANS  |  Buenos Aires 

A bomb threat that forced the evacuation of stadium -- the iconic home of Argentina's -- was a false alarm, police said.

Dozens of people, including club employees and visitors to the museum, were ordered to leave the venue after an anonymous phone call, reported, citing police on Tuesday, reports

Authorities were investigating the incident, newspapers and Clarin said.

It occurred as fans prepared to gather near the stadium to wish Boca's players well ahead of their final second leg against local rivals River Plate in on Sunday.

The fixture between Argentina's biggest rivals was suspended on November 24 after Boca's team bus was attacked with stones and bottles as it approached in the northern districts of

Several Boca players were injured by broken glass while others -- including former international forward -- were affected by tear gas fired by police to disperse fans.

The match was rescheduled for the next day but was postponed again just hours before kickoff. The first leg at ended in a 2-2 draw.

The fixture was shifted to after the Spanish club's President, Florentino Perez, offered the venue free of charge, according to the

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 15:22 IST
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