"Soccer War" redirects here. For violence occurring during association football matches, see List of soccer stampede disasters ...
In 1969, long-simmering tensions between Honduras and El Salvador, which were competing for a slot in the 1970 World Cup to be ...
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, EL Salvador and Honduras played three football games and then went to war.
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.
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 100-hour war, also known as the soccer war, was a conflict that happened from the 14 to the 18 of July 1969 between El Salvador and Honduras. He is known by those names because it lasted 100 hours ...
The origins of very few wars can be boiled down to a single cause, however many do possess an identifiable spark.
On 14 July 1969, El Salvador invaded Honduras, leaving thousands dead and displaced on both sides.
When a WCQ loss sent Honduras to war ... The Football War: Honduras’ World Cup qualifying history, when they went to war with El Salvador.