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Champions League: 7 potential final venues outside of Europe

MetLife Stadium, New Jersey, USA

The 82,000-capacity arena is the home of the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets, and hosted Chile's 2016 Copa América final win over Argentina. It will be among the venues in the 2026 World Cup, which is to be jointly hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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MetLife Stadium, New Jersey, USA

The 82,000-capacity arena is the home of the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets, and hosted Chile's 2016 Copa América final win over Argentina. It will be among the venues in the 2026 World Cup, which is to be jointly hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, USA

This 75,000-capacity stadium opened in September 2017 and among its key architectural features is a stunning, futuristic retractable roof. The arena houses NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS franchise Atlanta United, and will also be one of the venues for the 2026 World Cup in the US, Mexico and Canada.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, USA

This 75,000-capacity stadium opened in September 2017 and among its key architectural features is a stunning, futuristic retractable roof. The arena houses NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS franchise Atlanta United, and will also be one of the venues for the 2026 World Cup in the US, Mexico and Canada.

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Maracaná, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A stadium that has legendary status in global football, having hosted the deciding match in two World Cups, in 1950 and 2014. It has a capacity of 75,000 and has also been the venue for the finals of the Copa América, the Confederations Cup and the Olympic Games football tournament.

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Maracaná, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A stadium that has legendary status in global football, having hosted the deciding match in two World Cups, in 1950 and 2014. It has a capacity of 75,000 and has also been the venue for the finals of the Copa América, the Confederations Cup and the Olympic Games football tournament.

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Maracaná, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A stadium that has legendary status in global football, having hosted the deciding match in two World Cups, in 1950 and 2014. It has a capacity of 75,000 and has also been the venue for the finals of the Copa América, the Confederations Cup and the Olympic Games football tournament.

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Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt

Egypt's main stadium, the 75,000-capacity ground is the venue for the national team's home games and houses Cairo's two biggest club sides, Zamalek and Al-Ahly. Egypt would have the advantage of being among the non-European countries that are closest to the continent.

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Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt

Egypt's main stadium, the 75,000-capacity ground is the venue for the national team's home games and houses Cairo's two biggest club sides, Zamalek and Al-Ahly. Egypt would have the advantage of being among the non-European countries that are closest to the continent.

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Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar

Opened in 1976 and remodelled in 2010, the stadium holds the Qatar national team's home fixtures, and has a capacity of 68,000.

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Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar

Opened in 1976 and remodelled in 2010, the stadium holds the Qatar national team's home fixtures, and has a capacity of 68,000.

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Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar

Opened in 1976 and remodelled in 2010, the stadium holds the Qatar national team's home fixtures, and has a capacity of 68,000.

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Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca, Morocco

Inaugurated in 1955, the arena was remodelled in 2000, is the Morocco national team's regular home stadium, and has a capacity of 67,000. Casablanca takes less than two hours to fly to from Spain.

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Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca, Morocco

Inaugurated in 1955, the arena was remodelled in 2000, is the Morocco national team's regular home stadium, and has a capacity of 67,000. Casablanca takes less than two hours to fly to from Spain.

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