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Most iconic football stadiums used at World Cup

Arguably the biggest stage in the history of sports is the FIFA World Cup. Various stadiums across the globe had the honour of hosting a World Cup ga ...

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Top 5 / Top 10 10 Mar 2014, 15:01 IST
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Arguably the biggest stage in the history of sportsis the FIFA World Cup. Various stadiums across the globe had the honour of hosting a World Cup game.We look at some of the most iconic football stadiums used at FIFA World Cup, which the players regard as their hallowed turf.Note: The stadiums are not ranked in any particular order

#1 Stade de France

Opening: 1998 | Capacity: 81,338 | Country: France

The Stade de France is the national football stadium of France. It exhibits the open elegant architecture of the city Saint Denis. It was constructed to serve as the main venue of the 1998 World Cup. At that time, no stadium in France had a capacity of more than 45,000 and the tournament required more numbers to turn. It has a movable stand to uncover the athletics track keeping the stadiums utmost interest in Football.

The venue turned up to be a lucky one for the host nation, as France defeated the mighty Brazilians 3-0 in the finals of the 1998 World Cup. The stadium hosted a total of 9 matches in the same tournament. It also hosted two UEFA Champions league finals and is expected to be an important venue when 2016 Euro Cup is played in France.

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