The FIFA Football World Cup & the Military (4)

During the 1970 football World Cup, El Salvador and Honduras met three times, beating each other once before El Salvador went through by winning a playoff 3-2.

The matches caused so much tension that the Hondurans began to attacks Salvadoreans living in their country.

In return, El Salvador launched an armed attack on Honduras.

Reference

Coleman, M. (2018) Wicked World Cup. London: Scholastic Ltd.

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