Tuesday 6 December 2016

Former El Salvador football player Alfredo Pacheco shot dead

Published 28/12/2015 | 06:42

Costa Rica's Alvaro Saborio (L) fights for the ball with El Salvador's Alfredo Pacheco during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the national stadium in San Jose REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate/Files
Costa Rica's Alvaro Saborio (L) fights for the ball with El Salvador's Alfredo Pacheco during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the national stadium in San Jose REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate/Files

Gunmen shot and killed former El Salvador national football team player Alfredo Pacheco at a petrol station.

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The Attorney General's Office said unidentified assailants in a vehicle approached Pacheco and some of his friends in the city of Santa Ana early on Sunday and opened fire.

Pacheco was killed, while two people accompanying him were injured.

Pacheco was one of the players on El Salvador's national team who was banned for life by the Salvadoran Soccer Federation in 2013 - a punishment ratified by FIFA - for match-fixing.

Relatives are seen next to a coffin with the body of Alfredo Pacheco during his wake in Santa Ana, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jessica Orellana
Relatives are seen next to a coffin with the body of Alfredo Pacheco during his wake in Santa Ana, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jessica Orellana

He played for the Salvadoran teams FAS, Metapan and Aguila, and had a loan spell at New York Red Bulls, as well as for the El Salvador national team.

Police did not provide a motive for his killing.

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