El Salvador at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of El Salvador 's results at the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.

El Salvador have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on two occasions in 1970 and 1982.[1]

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

El Salvador have never advanced beyond the first round of the finals competition. El Salvador declined to participate at the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Withdrew
Switzerland 1954 Did not enter
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970 Round 1 3 0 0 3 0 9 10 7 0 3 19 12
Germany 1974 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 2
Argentina 1978 11 4 4 3 18 16
Spain 1982 Round 1 3 0 0 3 1 13 13 7 4 2 14 6
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 6 4 1 1 15 2
Italy 1990 8 2 2 4 8 8
United States 1994 14 8 1 5 28 11
France 1998 16 5 5 6 23 22
South Korea Japan 2002 10 6 1 3 23 15
Germany 2006 8 3 1 4 6 14
South Africa 2010 20 8 3 9 39 21
Brazil 2014
Total 2/20 6 0 0 6 1 22 118 54 22 42 193 129

Matches[edit]

1970 Mexico[edit]

Main article: 1970 FIFA World Cup

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 5
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
 El Salvador 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0


1982 Spain[edit]

Main article: 1982 FIFA World Cup

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Belgium 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 5
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 4
 Hungary 3 1 1 1 12 6 +6 3
 El Salvador 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0


Goalscorers[edit]

1 goals

Previous squads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Salvador World Cup Record". FIFA.com. Retrieved 25 October 2011.