Rewind to 1969

Rewind to 1969: The Football War

July 14, 2011
Despite many fans' claims to the contrary, football and war are two distinctly separate things. However, July 14, 1969 saw the beginning of what would become known as the 'Football War' - a four-day battle in which around 6,000 were killed or injured when El Salvador invaded neighbouring Honduras after a series of World Cup qualifying games between the pair.

Politics has littered football history with conflicts for generations, but few occasions can have had the impact that one of the ...

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