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The Football War (Spanish: La guerra del fútbol), also known as...

wikipedia - 16 Sep 2016
The Football War (Spanish: La guerra del fútbol), also known as the Soccer War or 100 Hour War, was a brief war fought by El Salvador and Honduras in 1969. The cause of the war was economic in nature, namely issues concerning immigration from Honduras to El Salvador. These existing tensions between the two countries coincided with rioting during a 1970 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The war began on 14 July 1969, when the Salvadoran military launched an attack against Honduras. The Organizat
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World Cup finalists Croatia are a football team forged in war

Times LIVE - 14 Jul 2018
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Croatian football side has war stories to tell

Independent Community Newspaper - 15 Jul 2018
When he was just six, the Croatian War of Independence broke out, and his grandfather was executed. He became a refugee for years, living in hotels after the family home was burned to the ground. Initially rejected by Hajduk Split because of his small ...
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Win or lose today, minnow Croatia has already won the bigger war

Times of India (blog) - 14 Jul 2018
Football (or soccer, if you so prefer) is unquestionably the world's most popular sport. It is also the game that India, although not lacking in enthusiasm, does not excel in. This is no doubt a national shortcoming that, alas, is not likely to be ...
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Croatia stands on the cusp of World Cup victory

The Economist - 13 Jul 2018
FOOTBALLERS as soldiers of the nation, violence in the stands that heralded war, outrageous corruption and fans belting out fascistic slogans: Croatian football has been a dramatic affair for the past three decades. In few other countries are politics ...
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Football and the art of war

News24 - 08 Jul 2018
The lie-down-and-die attitude of soccer fans when their team loses and their violent delight when ball hits net are eerily reminiscent of the kind of passion a state must inspire in the populace to make them want to go to war. To believe that they are ...
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Croatia-England: beyond football, how can we rekindle hope?

The Guardian - 11 Jul 2018
The country's first president, Franjo Tuđman, proclaimed that “football victories shape a nation's identity as much as wars do”, echoing the George Orwell quote that football is nothing but “war minus the shooting”. Football was also used to generate ...
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Anglo-Irish Tug Of War: Ten Players With Divided Loyalties

Pundit Arena - 16 Jul 2018
HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Josh Cullen of West Ham United before the Pre Season Friendly between Wycombe Wanderers and West Ham United at Adams Park on July 14, 2018 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham ...
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TCU Football Position Preview: Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

Frogs O' War - 13 Jul 2018
A new season is on the horizon for TCU football, and the offense will have no shortage of speed as the Horned Frogs seek their first Big 12 title since 2014. There has already been plenty of discussion about TCU's star-studded quarterback room and the ...
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The War Room - Inside the USC Trojan football program

247Sports - 13 Jul 2018
The one rule we have for the War Room is simply that everything that is reported here should stay here and on The Peristyle. Sometimes the info is sensitive enough that it simply does not need to be passed on beyond the doors of this thread. Please ...
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World Cup and war collide as Syrians watch football finals

Middle East Eye - 07 Jul 2018
DAMASCUS - In a simple house in Damascus' Old City, Ahmed Hafi sits in front of his television, watching a replay of the Russian football team's penalty-shootout win against Spain. Behind Hafi is a giant Russian flag, an expression of support for his ...

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