Colombia’s stadiums in all their glory
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Armenia, Barranquilla, Bogota, Cali, Cartagena, Manizales, Medellin and Pereira: eight Host Cities and eight stadiums, each with a character all of their own.

FIFA’s photographers have been faithfully documenting all the action at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011, and in doing so, they have also captured the essence of the stadiums hosting the games, from every conceivable angle and from on high as well as at worm’s eye.

The result is a kaleidoscope of unique images that offer an exciting and innovative take on eight locations that have come into their own over the last few weeks.

So, whether you are a connoisseur of architecture or merely a lover of football stadiums, click on the images at the top right and take a tour through our photo gallery of the magnificent stadiums that have helped make Colombia 2011 such a wonderful spectacle.