After an assassination attempt against Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina's vice president of football, all matches were suspended in Argentina on Friday

After the attack in Buenos Aires, the Argentinian Football Association made the announcement.

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Fernandez de Kirchner arrived at her Recoleta home when a man emerged in a crowd and pointed his gun at her head.

The pistol, which contained five bullets, was activated but failed to fire properly. A 35-year-old man was arrested.

President Alberto Fernandez declared Friday a national holiday and the AFA stated that all football activities had been suspended.

The statement by the AFA read, "The Argentinian Football Association strongly repudiates what happened to vice president

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner." "We appeal to society as a whole and warn that violence of any type is never the solution."

On Friday, Argentina's First Division was due to host three matches: Patronato vs. Union and Rosario Central against Talleres. 

Lanus vs. Tigre were also scheduled. The league announced that the games had been moved to Saturday or Sunday.

Lanus vs. Tigre were also scheduled. The league announced that the games had been moved to Saturday or Sunday.

Other games were also delayed, including the reserve league and the regionalized third tier of Argentina.