Gspon, Switzerland: Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium
It’s the most popular sport in the world, watched by billions of people and played everywhere from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. So it’s no surprise that there are more than a few breathtaking football stadiums and pitches out there.
And we’re not just talking about the vast, architecturally impressive amphitheatres of national teams and Champions League giants. There are stop-you-in-your-tracks footie grounds in some of the most unsuspecting locations across the globe.
From waterborne stadiums in floating villages to concrete inner-city playing fields – via pitches hidden in vast forests – these are some of the most jaw-dropping places on the planet to have a kickabout. They don’t call it ‘the beautiful game’ for nothing.