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FSC 2662 43 Top 10 football stadiums 30887336 Top 10 stadia in the world Top+10+stadia+in+the+world FSC

Choosing ten soccer stadiums is a fool’s game: the fact is, there are literally dozens of great grounds around the world from the cozy (Fulham’s Craven Cottage) to the massive (Wembley) to the plain weird (ever visit Pynongyang’s May Day?). Here’s a subjective look at ten of the best, omitting the author’s beloved home ground: Tannadice in Dundee.

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FSC 2662 43 Top 10 football stadiums 30863866 Old Trafford (Manchester) Old+Trafford+%28Manchester%29 FSC

Manchester United’s hallowed ground is justifiably legendary, with a massive capacity (76,000+) and an electric feel. The noise levels at OT exceed that of an airplane taking off, and in the days of standing terraces, the Stretford End (West) could hold nearly 20,000 of United’s most passionate fans. Sir Alex Ferguson is the rare working manager who has his name on a seating section: the North End is now named for the Red Devils’ legendary gaffer. A must-see for any true soccer fan.

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FSC 2662 43 Top 10 football stadiums 30863865 Anfield (Liverpool) Anfield+%28Liverpool%29 FSC

The Kop End would get Liverpool’s grounds onto this list alone: simply put, this single-tiered stand may be the most dynamic fan section in all of England if not Europe. Anfield isn’t as massive as other grounds, but it is one of the most difficult places to play and is considered hallowed ground by soccer fans the world over. One of the greatest moments in all of sport is seeing the players enter the field by passing under the sign that former manager Bill Shankly had installed. It reads, simply: “This is Anfield.”

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FSC 2662 43 Top 10 football stadiums 30863868 Parc des Princes (Paris) Parc+des+Princes+%28Paris%29 FSC

Paris Saint-Germain’s grounds started out as a velodrome for cycling but quickly became the heart of French football culture. The cycling track is long gone and today the unofficial national stadium hosts rugby and soccer in a nearly 50,000 seat ground. One end, the so-called Kop of Boulogne has gained some notoriety over recent years due to some fans’ association with far-right extremist groups, but the PdP remains one of the great grounds in European soccer.

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FSC 2662 43 Top 10 football stadiums 30863862 San Siro (Milan) San+Siro+%28Milan%29 FSC

Home to AC Milan and Inter, the San Siro is one of Europe’s legendary grounds for a reason: it’s a cauldron of sound and noise with a uniquely Italian flair. The fans are creative and colorful —their recent Pac-Man seat-card display as they played host to Barcelona is a case in point — and the 80,0000 seater is considered one of Europe’s premier destinations. The only drawback is the field: heavily used, it can sometimes be choppy.

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FSC 2662 43 Top 10 football stadiums 30863864 Bombonera (Buenos Aires) Bombonera+%28Buenos+Aires%29 FSC

Boca’s flat, low stadium in Buenos Aires is formally known as the Estadio Alberto J Armando, but no one calls it that: it’s the “Chocolate Box,” and it’s one of the world’s most magnetic grounds. Boca’s famously wild fans make the entire structure shake with their stomping and chanting for an alternately thrilling and terrifying experience. The Monumental (home to arch-rivals River Plate) may be the national stadium, but the Bombonera is Argentina, defined.

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FSC 2662 43 Top 10 football stadiums 30863863 Camp Nou (Barcelona) Camp+Nou+%28Barcelona%29 FSC

Barcelona’s imposing home ground holds almost 100,000 fans and is a point of Catalonian pride. The largest stadium in Europe, it is also considered one of the grandest and its passionate fans have made Barcelona nearly unbeatable there. The fact that it currently hosts the best club team on the planet is a draw as well. A must-see.

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FSC 2662 43 Top 10 football stadiums 30863869 Bernabeu (Madrid) Bernabeu+%28Madrid%29 FSC

Real Madrid’s crown jewel of a grounds, the Bernabeu is considered one of the great stadiums in Europe. Smaller than their rivals’ grounds in Catalonia, it is no less imposing and justifiably famous for its passionate fan base. Deep inside is Real Madrid’s massive trophy room, a glass-walled spectacle holding its record 9 European Cups and incomparable 31 La Liga trophies.

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FSC 2662 43 Top 10 football stadiums 30863871 Azteca (Mexico City) Azteca+%28Mexico+City%29 FSC

Mexico’s national stadium is a bit shabby, but holding 100,000 screaming fans, it remains one of the great places to see a game. Mexico’s national team is nearly invincible there — only one team, Costa Rica, have ever defeated the Tricolores in a World Cup qualifier on that soil — due to both the crowd and the advantage of playing at altitude. Famously cheap to enter, the Azteca was where Diego Maradona scored his infamous “Hand of God” goal in 1986.

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FSC 2662 43 Top 10 football stadiums 30863867 Olympiastadion (Berlin) Olympiastadion+%28Berlin%29 FSC

This flat and seemingly endless Berlin stadium was of the infamous home of the Nazi Olympic Games of 1936. It underwent a major reconstruction, but lost none of its of scope or history: renovations retained the Nazi-era sculptures and it remains both thrilling and creepy. Host to the 2006 World Cup final, it also is the staging ground for the German Cup final and home to Hertha BSC of the Bundesliga.

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FSC 2662 43 Top 10 football stadiums 30863870 Marcana (Rio de Janiero) Marcana+%28Rio+de+Janiero%29 FSC

Rio’s colossal national stadium is host to one of the greatest national teams on the planet and is used for major Brazilian derbies, such as the battles between Fluminense and Flamengo. Opened for the 1950 World Cup, the bowl has held an astonishing 181,000 fans for a game in the days of standing. A national landmark, it is currently closed for renovations in preparation for the 2014 World Cup, where it will hold around 86,000.

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