El Salvador

When Mexico tricked El Salvador in the World Cup

This day in football history On 7 June 1970, hosts Mexico defeated El Salvador 4–0 in the World Cup group stage, using a little trickery along the way. Just before halftime, with the match tied at 0–0, referee Ali Kandil awarded a free kick to El Salvador in their own half of the pitch. To everyone’s surprise, …

Wrong anthem played for El Salvador before friendly against Argentina

https://www.youtube.com/embed/njhgp0sYpnE If there’s one place in the United States that would know the Salvadoran national anthem, you’d think it would be Washington, DC. Not only is it the nation’s capital and diplomatic hub, but it also has a large Salvadoran community. But when El Salvador and Argentina lined up for the anthems for a friendly …