This April 14, 2018 photo, shows the entrance to the youth complex of Independiente soccer club, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Luciano Matteazzi)
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The prosecutor investigating the case says that at least 10 minors were prostituted and several other more minors are believed to have been potential victims.The child prostitution ring at Independiente was followed by reports that minors had also been allegedly abused at River Plate's youth divisions. The growing scandal at two of Argentina's most popular and successful clubs has shocked many in this football-mad nation.Just days after the Independiente case broke out, River Plate said that it would cooperate with authorities after a local group reported minors were allegedly abused in the club's youth divisions from 2004-11 .Argentina is home to some of the world's greatest players, but also fan violence by hooligans and endemic corruption by generations of football bosses and scouts who run the lucrative and often unregulated business of finding future stars.The kickoff for change should come from a serious effort by the Argentine Football Association to set safety rules among clubs nationwide, said Cesar La Paglia, a former player for Boca Juniors and the manager of Club Social Parque, a youth club.
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