The Soccer War or the War of 100 hours was named for the coincidence of this fact with the derivatives of a football game that pitted national teams of Honduras and ElSalvador, during qualifying for the World Cup Football 1970.
This war was brief, only lasted four days. The social situation in both countries was explosive and was sought by themilitary rulers a convenient outlet for political power groups in each country.
The landowners control most of the arable land in the Savior. This led to poor farmers were forced to immigrateto Honduras near El Salvador. In 1969, Honduras made land reform where expelled Salvadorans who had lived there for several years. This genre chases after Salvadorans in Honduras. Afterboth the Governor I take this so people do not realize what really happened. The media were a very important component. Helping hatred among Salvadorans and Hondurans were growinglarger.
On July 14, 1969, the Salvadoran army launched an attack against Honduras and got close to the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa. The Organization of American States negotiated acease-fire that took effect on July 20. Retired Salvadoran troops in early August.
as two nations signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Lima, Peru on October 30,
the results offootball matches between Salvadorans and Hondurans were:
on June 6, 1969 Tegucigalpa: Honduras - El Salvador 1-0 (0-0 at halftime)
on June 15, 1969 San Salvador: El Salvador - Honduras 3-0(3-0)
The meeting took place tie June 27, 1969 - El Salvador - Honduras 3-2 (1-2 at halftime, 2-2 full-time), played in Mexico City.
The results of this war were the deaths of between2.0002 and 6,000 civilians, and more than 15,000 wounded. Some 60,000 to 130,000 of the 300,000 undocumented Salvadorans living in Honduras were forced to return to his country.