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15 incredibly beautiful football pitches around the world

Forget the vast amphitheatres of Champions League giants. There are stop-you-in-your-tracks footie grounds in some of the most unsuspecting locations

By Rosie Hewitson
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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.

Most beautiful football pitches in the world

A football pitch floating on the water surrounded by wooden kayaks


Koh Panyee, Thailand: Panyee FC Floating Pitch

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A striped green football field with mountains rising up behind


Vaduz, Liechtenstein: Rheinpark Stadium

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Aerial view of green football pitch with icebergs rising up out of water behind


Disko Island, Greenland: Qeqertarsuaq Football Pitch

An aerial shot of a green football pitch on a small rocky island with snow covered mountains in the background


Henningsvær, Norway: Henningsvær Idrettslag Stadium

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A grass football pitch on top of a rocky, grass-covered plain with the sea rising up in the background


Outer Hebrides, Scotland: Eriskay FC Pitch

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A grass pitch surrounded by concrete seating with misty mountains in the background


Thimphu, Bhutan: Changlimithang Stadium

A football pitch completely surrounded by greenery with rocky mountainous terrain and clouds in the backround


Sardinia, Italy: Baunei Village Pitch

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Aerial shot of a green football pitch surrounded by orange and terracotta skyscrapers


La Paz, Bolivia: 
Sopocachi Football Pitch

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Aerial shot of green football pitch surrounded by greenery and houses on the tip of an island surrounded by sandy beaches and blue ocean


Mahibadhoo Island, the Maldives: Mahibadhoo Football Ground

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