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Name: El Monumental or River Plate Stadium
City: Buenos Aires
Capacity: 65,645
Trivia: The first match played in this stadium was on 25 May 1938 between River Plate and Peñarol from Uruguay. The stadium is the home venue of Club Atlético River Plate.

Name: Telstra Stadium
City: Sydney
Capacity: 110,000
Trivia: The Telstra Stadium was originally built at a cost of $690 million to host the 2000 Summer Olympics. It is a multi-purpose stadium which was completed in March 1999.

Name: Estádio do Maracanã
City: Rio de Janeiro
Capacity: 100,000
Trivia: The Estádio do Maracanã, also known as Maracanã stadium is one of the biggest football stadiums in the world, and it is home for three of the four biggest football clubs in Rio: Flamengo, Botafogo and Fluminense.

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Name: Wembley Stadium (Under Construction)
City: London
Capacity: 90,000
Trivia: Wembley Stadium is one of the most famous football stadiums in the world, being the English national football ground since 1923.
Originally known as the Empire Stadium, it was built for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924, at a cost of £750,000.

Name: Stade de France
City: Paris
Capacity: 80,000
Trivia: Stade de France was built for the 1998 Soccer World Cup and hosted the final which France won 3-0 against defending champions Brazil.

Name: Olympic Stadium
City: Berlin
Capacity: 76,000
Trivia: Hitler's Nazi Party built the stadium for the 1936 Summer Olympics, and to satisfy his own political plans. During World War II these buildings suffered little damage. After the war, the United Kingdom military occupation used it as its headquarters until 1994.

Name: Olympic Stadium
City: Rome
Capacity: 82,000
Trivia: The stadium, built in 1952, is the home of both A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio. It was the site of the 1960 Summer Olympics, but has also served as the location of the 1987 World Athletics Championships and the 1990 World Cup.

Name: Estadio Azteca
City: Mexico City
Capacity: 114,600
Trivia: Estadio Azteca is a football stadium in Mexico City. Built in 1966 for soccer matches during the 1968 Summer Olympics, it is one of the largest stadiums in the world.

Name: Hampden Park
City: Glasgow
Capacity: 82,000
Trivia: The stadium is home to Queen's Park F.C. and the Scottish national football team. 'Hampden' is one of the homes of football and celebrated its centenary on October 31, 2003. The stadium also houses the offices of the Scottish Football Association.

Name: Millennium Stadium
City: Cardiff
Capacity: 74,500
Trivia: The stadium was built in 1999 on the site of the old National Stadium, in Cardiff Arms Park. It was initially built for the 1999 Rugby Union World Cup, which Wales hosted. It was home to many of the matches, including the final. It has since been used to host football matches ususally hosted at Wembley Stadium, which is currently under construction.

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