This series of articles will celebrate (or laugh at) some of the worst professional sports teams of all time. I will focus on teams within my lifetime so expect the worst from the 1970s to present day. 

Life in El Salvador in the early 1980s was strife with conflict. A bloody civil war was tearing up the tiny Central American country, leaving thousands dead and or missing. Tensions were extremely high and no end was in sight.

In the midst of this horror, the national football team was doing its best to distract the nation from this, by participating in World Cup qualifying. Their mission was to somehow earn a trip to Spain for the 1982 FIFA World Cup tournament. To the surprise of everyone in CONCACAF, La Selecta advanced to the World Cup defeating the likes of Mexico, Canada and Panama. Their 1-0 upset over Mexico in qualifying still…

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