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.