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Football War Honduras vs El Salvador

Years: 1969-1969
Battle deaths: 2,107 [1]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
Honduras, El Salvador

Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2014-08-10 19:03:00
The Football War (or Soccer War) was a short-lived war (only 6 days) fought by El Salvador and Honduras in 1969.

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 Salvadoran army launched an attack against Honduras. The Organization of American States negotiated a cease-fire which took effect on July 20, with the Salvadoran troops withdrawn in early August.

The two nations signed a peace treaty on October 30, 1980 to put the border dispute before the International Court of Justice.

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Source: excerpt from article in the open dictionary Wikipedia. Read Article

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Data Sources

[1] Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) ID: #110
Low: 206 High: 5,000

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NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.

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