In the past, the best players in South America took their talents to Europe, but two recent signings in MLS show that dynamic is changing.
The prize pot for the Copa Libertadores will more than double next year, but will still trail a long way behind the UEFA Champions League.
The draw for the 2019 Copa Libertadores has taken place. But who is best placed to take the title from River Plate?
River Plate president Rodolfo D'Onofrio said he supports the use of Fan IDs for the Argentina Superleague.
Boca Juniors will not renew its contract with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto, less than a week after losing the Copa Libertadores final.
Boca Juniors were forced to cancel a planned "fan day" on Wednesday after the Buenos Aires security ministry determined it was unsafe.
As if this season's Copa Libertadores hadn't caused CONMEBOL enough trouble, a crucial typo was spotted on the trophy after River Plate's triumph.
After leading his side to their second Libertadores triumph in four seasons on Sunday, Gallardo said he was happy in Buenos Aires.
Approximately 20,000 fans gathered at the Obelisk monument in Argentina's capital city on Sunday to celebrate winning the Copa Libertadores.
"The important thing is that there was a winner at last and there was no trouble."
The players of Boca Juniors and River Plate have had their say. Now it is the turn of the lawyers.
River Plate claimed their fourth Copa Libertadores title, 5-3 on aggregate, after defeating Argentine rivals Boca Juniors in 3-1 on Sunday.
Boca Juniors have had their appeal to be awarded the Copa Libertadores rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
In the drama-filled weeks that have passed since the first leg of the Copa Liberatores, one thing is certain -- the result will be hard to predict.
Boca Juniors has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a bid to be awarded the Copa Libertadores title outright.
South American football's governing body CONMEBOL moved the game from River's Monumental Stadium to the Bernabeu for security reasons.
The squad had their first practice session in Madrid on Thursday ahead of Sunday's rearranged final second leg against Argentine rival River Plate.
"Police detected at Madrid's Adolfo Suarez Airport one of the most significant and dangerous Barras Bravas, who has a big criminal record."
Both Buenos Aires clubs have been given 5,000 tickets by CONMEBOL for the final, but neither have managed to sell out.
Exequiel Palacios' agent has said Barcelona and Inter Milan are keen on his client, but that Real Madrid have progressed furthest with talks.
Superclasico between River Plate and Boca Juniors on Nov. 24 was postponed after River fans attacked the Boca team bus near the Monumental stadium.
"Our preparations have changed ... The Copa Libertadores of America. They've robbed the fans," River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo said on Sunday.
River Plate have released a statement claiming the team won't play in the Copa Libertadores final second leg if the game is held in Spain.
CONMEBOL announced on Thursday that the match between River Plate and Boca Juniors would take place at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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