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TEHRAN, IRAN: Built in 1971, Azadi Stadium in the Iranian capital

city of Tehran, is without a doubt one of Asia’s most intimidating

football grounds.

The enormous edifice was revamped earlier this year and can now

seat up to 79,000 spectators, a noticeable trim in comparison to the

previous capacity of 100,000. It is the home of the Iran national

football team and Iran’s two biggest clubs, Esteghlal and Persepolis.

The stadium is part of the much larger Azadi Sport Complex, and is

surrounded by a rowing river, football training pitches, a weightlifting

complex, swimming facilities and indoor volleyball and futsal courts,

among many other amenities. It was initially built to host the 1974

Asian Games and has hosted the 1976 AFC Asian Cup. The stadium

also hosted AFC Champions League final on two occasions: in 1999

and 2002.

The record attendance at Azadi Stadium is over 128,000 during a

1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Australia.