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The world's most spectacular stadiums

Nothing beats the thrill of watching live sport. The stadiums we visit to get our sporting fix are fast becoming architectural trailblazers; buildings that inspire wonder with their scale, and admiration with their green credentials and cutting edge technology.

Here, we take a look at 10 of the world's most striking, spectacular and innovative stadiums – some of them used in major sporting events such as the Olympics and World Cup – and assess their impact, influence and technological merit.

By Anmar Frangoul and Hamza Ali, special to

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