Boca Juniors and River Plate fans with heart problems can listen to a "peaceful" radio broadcast of the Copa Libertadores final with a cardiologist among the team's commentaries to offer advice
- Boca Juniors and River Plate meet in the Copa Libertadores final later this month
- Argentine clubs have one of the most intense rivalries in the world of football
- Radio Colonia will broadcast a special comment to keep fans calm
- Cardiologist Gonzalo Diaz Babio will offer advice during the live broadcast
Robert Summerscales for Mailonline
Argentine football is famous for its passion, so the Copa Libertadores final between the proud rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate can not be for the faint of heart.
In fact, a radio station decided to offer a special comment to keep fans with heart problems quiet during the two-leg competition on 10 and 24 November.
As reported by Clarin.com, AM550 Radio Cologne will broadcast a calm version of the coverage of live matches with the goal of telling the story of the game in a peaceful way, without increasing the heartbeat of the listener.
The Boca Juniors gesticulate emotionally during a match at their home in Buenos Aires at the start of this year
The first stage of the Copa Libertadores final will take place in La Bombonera on November 10th
The Argentinean cardiology company – supported by Glacier, a brand of mineral water – is behind the transmission, while Eduardo Caimi and Leonardo Uranga will provide the comment.
Cardiologist Gonzalo Diaz Babio will also be present during the broadcast to offer advice on how to avoid stress during high drama moments.
The noise of the stadium will be replaced by Zen music while Caimi and Uranga will not raise their voices or increase the rhythm of their speech.
Boca and River have participated in the 15 previous Copa Libertadores finals, but they have never met before in this phase.
It is expected that the numbers of the radio audience for the final are huge, as the fans are not allowed in any of the two stages, but it remains to be seen what will be the quieter version of Radio Cologne.
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