We all dream of playing the beautiful game in a beautiful setting.
Unfortunately, the reality for most of us is that we spend our Sundays clodding our way round public parks infested with dogs**t, used johnnys and with nothing but a rusty old children’s playground as a backdrop.
So, forgive us a little wander off into fantasy land if you will. Here’s the most beautiful pitches you’re ever likely to see.
1 The one in England’s green and pleasant land
2 The one nestled in the Provencal countryside
3 The one on the Swedish island of Knippla
Kallo-Knippla, Vastra Gotaland County
4 The one named after Ottmar Hitzfeld
5 The one on the west coast of Portugal
Estrelas de Guifoes FC
6 The one within spitting distance of a Tuscan vineyard
7 The one in 50s south east London with actual supporters
8 The one right in the thick of Bolivia’s third biggest city
9 The one on a remote island off the coast of Greenland
10 The one in the mountains of the Eastern Cape
Port St Johns
11 The floating one in a south Thailand paradise
Panyee, Phang Nga province
12 The one in the Central Business District of Singapore
Merina Bay, Singapore
13 The one with the professional groundsman
14 The one in the grounds of an English castle
Bamburgh Castle FC
15 The one in Sound of Music territory
16 The one that’s actually the Nou Camp
17 The one that feels like home
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