Notable Fixtures: 1950, 2014 World Cup Final, 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Match
If you’re looking for something that is legendary, the Maracana is the place you must visit. The stadium was opened in Rio de Janeiro in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, in which Brazil lost 2-1 to Uruguay in the deciding game.
In 2014, the Maracana hosted the FIFA World Cup once again when Germany outlasted the other 31 teams to win its 4th title. Two years later, the stadium opened its doors for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Notable Fixtures: 1974, 2006 World Cup Final, 2011 Women’s World Cup
Considered as one of the most prestigious venues for sporting and entertainment events, the Olympiastadion is one laden with history. Located in Berlin, it was originally built for the 1936 Olympic Games, under the administration of Hitler.
The stadium hosted matches during the 1974 FIFA World Cup and during the 2006 edition once again, including the grand finals. In addition to this impressive list, the Olympiastadion was the main stadium to host the 2011 Women’s World Cup and the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final.
Notable Fixtures: 2010 World Cup Final
Anfield, home of Liverpool, is the sixth largest football stadium in England. This stadium will always be dear and special among players and fans, thanks to the famous “This is Anfield” sign hanging in the tunnel, an unparalleled display of passion by club fans singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, and much more.
10. Soccer City
If you still remember the resounding sound of Vuvuzelas, you must definitely remember the brightest star of the 2010 World Cup – the Soccer City stadium. Situated in Johannesburg, South Africa, the stadium saw Spain lift its first World Cup glory!
Moreover, it was the venue where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after his release from prison in 1990 and then hosted the memorial service after his death in 2013. Unluckily, the FIFA World Cup closing ceremony on the day of the final was the last public appearance of Mandela before his passing.