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Honduras, El Salvador: The Soccer Wars of 1969

“On July 14, 1969, Honduras and El Salvador went to war. The 100 hour war took 6000 lives, 12,000 were wounded, and 50,000 people rendered homeless The cause was ostensibly the World Cup matches between Honduras and El Salvador qualifying for Mexico '70.” Shourin Roy gives context to the tragedy on SoccerBlog.com.

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