Azerbaijan ablaze with colour
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The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 may be nearing an end but the memories from a hugely successful tournament are sure to last way beyond Saturday's final. Thirty matches have already been played since the opening fixture on 22 September and now France and Korea DPR are preparing to do battle for the coveted trophy in Baku.

Teams, visitors and fans alike have been treated to unrivaled hospitality by the Azeris. Baku in particular has shone as the nation's capital, quite literally in the case of the Flame Towers, which project like beams of light into the night skyline when the sun dips into the glistening Caspian Sea every evening.

Baku's historic Old Town, a UNESCO world heritage site since 2000, is another must-see attraction. Visitors can walk the cobblestone streets and marvel at the unique architecture, including the Maiden Tower, Shirvanshah's Palace and the two caravansaries.

Want to see more of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup host nation? FIFA.com has compiled the most colourful images from the tournament. Simply click through the gallery to view.