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June 27, 2011

Argentine Soccer Giants Relegated: For the first time in their storied 110-year history, the Argentine soccer team River Plate has been relegated from the country's top division. They lost a promotion-relegation playoff against Belgrano de Cordoba in Buenos Aires. Despite the presence of 2,200 police at the match, violence erupted in the stands and spread into the streets, leaving 68 people injured, 50 arrested and 15 vehicles destroyed. The 3,000 traveling Cordoba fans were not able to leave the stadium for two hours.

posted by etagloh to soccer at 09:00 AM - 3 comments

River Plate relegated for the first time in their 110-year history, amid tears and anger.

posted by etagloh at 08:22 PM on June 26

River Plate relegated for the first time in their 110-year history

The only prior River Plate relegation then, I suppose, would be the Graf Spee.

posted by beaverboard at 08:55 AM on June 27

Yes, but the Graf Spee was an own goal. Also, they played in the Uruguayan league.

posted by dave2007 at 11:43 PM on July 01

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