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Half a century ago, Honduras and El Salvador battled over mass migration while their national teams fought to qualify for the 1970 World Cup.
In 1969, long-simmering tensions between Honduras and El Salvador, which were competing for a slot in the 1970 World Cup to be ...
In 1969, El Salvador and Honduras met in a soccer series that was said to have sparked a four-day war — the ramifications of which are felt today.
On 14 July 1969, El Salvador invaded Honduras, leaving thousands dead and displaced on both sides.
In 1969, EL Salvador and Honduras played three football games and then went to war.
Soccer violence on and off the field is universal like the game itself, but in 1969 the world’s most popular sport triggered an actual war between two countries.
The origins of very few wars can be boiled down to a single cause, however many do possess an identifiable spark.
When a WCQ loss sent Honduras to war ... The Football War: Honduras’ World Cup qualifying history, when they went to war with El Salvador.