​Football pitches are hallowed all over the world and despite the huge scope that the game has, the terrain on which 22 players battle it out is a relatively standardised structure.


Actually, think again. Similar to how words like 'normality' and 'standard' are not part of Xander Cage's vocabulary, certain football pitches also refuse to adhere to what is typically regarded as the norm. 


Some of these terrains are sure to set pulses racing as we countdown the 9 most extreme, high octane football pitches in the world.


1. Adidas Futsal Park, Tokyo

Adidas Futsal Park, Wikimedia Commons

Sitting high in the Tokyo skyline, this pitch is located on the roof of the Tokyo Toyoko shopping centre in the Japanese capital.


2. Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar

Victoria Stadium, Wikimedia Commons

Playing in the shadow of the iconic Rock of Gibraltar, metres away from the Mediterranean Sea, right by the runway for the international airport and adjacent to the only road in and out of the tiny territory, it's safe to say that the Victoria Stadium is one of FIFA's most extreme places to play.


3. The Float at Marina Bay, Singapore

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The world's largest floating platform caters to the football crazy supporters of the space-restricted city-state and is undoubtedly an unusual football location. 


4. Hásteinsvöllur, Iceland

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Home to three-time Icelandic champions ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar, this pitch sits on the foot of a number of volcanoes on an island off the coast of mainland Iceland.


5. Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium, Gspon, Switzerland

Home to FC Gspon, the Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium is the highest in Europe at 2000 metres above sea level. Fans and players alike need a cable car to reach the artificial turf. 


6. Estádio Municipal de Braga, Portugal

Estádio Municipal de Braga, Wikimedia Commons

The most established stadium in this list, Braga's home is built into the rockface, with one of the goals' backdrop a stunning cliff. 


7. Svangaskard Stadium, Toftir, Faroe Islands

Svangaskard Stadium, Wikimedia Commons

This isolated stadium served as the Faroe Islands national team's home for a number of years, allowing a surreal experience for players to play on the Atlantic coast.


8. Tasiilaq, Greenland

Staying in the Arctic circle, the sparsely populated Greenland, the world's biggest island, boasts some incredible views and this football pitch has to be one of the most idyllic places to play.


9. Stadion Gospin Dolac, Imotski, Croatia

Stadion Gospin Dolac, Wikimedia Commons

Built inside a rock quarry, the Gospin Dolac stadium hosts second tier Croatian football and features a stunning 500 metre drop to the Modro Jezero, the Blue Lake, just behind the main stand.


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