The world’s most incredible soccer fields in pictures

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10 soccer pitches planted in extraordinary settings

With kick-off for the World Cup fast approaching, here’s a chance to show you some of the world’s most remote or strange soccer pitches, which will take you on a journey to Morocco, Greenland or even a rooftop in Tokyo…

Terrain de foot décor incroyable At an altitude of 2,000 metres, Switzerland’s Stade Ottmar Hitzfeld is the highest soccer pitch in Europe. It is located in Gspon, above the Saas Valley, close to the Zermatt Valley. Photo: Anthony Cullen/Ford Fascinating World of FootballTerrain de foot décor incroyable A soccer pitch in the middle of La Paz, Bolivia. Photo: Bloomberg / Getty ImagesTerrain de foot décor incroyable A floating pitch in the stilt village of Ko Panyi (click to see the history of this club) in southern Thailand. Photo: Larry Goodman/AlamyTerrain de foot décor incroyable A desert field near Agdz, Morocco. Photo: Cultura/RexTerrain de foot décor incroyable The Adidas Futsal Park in Tokyo is located on the roof of the Tokyu Toyoko department store, high above the Shibuya district. Photo: Shaun Botterill/FIFA/Getty ImagesTerrain de foot décor incroyable Games in Gibraltar are played in the shadow of the Rock of Gibraltar, at Victoria Stadium. Photo: Marcos Moreno/AFP/Getty ImagesTerrain de foot décor incroyable A community soccer pitch in the Morro de São Carlos favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Tony Burns/Getty Images/Lonely Planet ImageTerrain de foot décor incroyable The Float @ Marina Bay Stadium, Singapore, is the world’s largest floating soccer stadium. Photo: Paul Briden/AlamyTerrain de foot décor incroyable A soccer match in Tasiilaq, Greenland. Photo: Grant Dixon/Getty Images/Lonely Planet ImageTerrain de foot décor incroyable A field perched at an altitude of 2,500 meters in Tajikistan. Photo: Jean-Philippe Tournut/Getty Images

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Photo source and article: The Guardian

Main image source: Tony Burns Photography