The Football War
(or Soccer War) was a short war
fought by El Salvador
Existing tension between the two countries was inflamed by rioting during the second qualifying round for the
1970 Football World Cup.
On July 14, 1969, the Salvadorian army launched an attack against Honduras.
The Organization of American States negotiated a cease-fire which took effect on July 20, with the Salvadorian troops withdrawn in
The two nations signed a peace treaty on October 30, 1980 to put the border dispute before the International Court of Justice.
- June 06, 1969 - El Salvador - Honduras 0-1 (0-0 at halftime)
- June 15, 1969 - El Salvador - Honduras 3-0 (3-0)
- A playoff match on June 26 or 28, 1969 - El Salvador - Honduras 3-2 (1-2 at halftime, 2-2 at fulltime), played in Mexico.
- Apparently both sides lost, with a total of about 2000 dead.