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  World Cup grounds: Japan
The 10 stadia in Japan will host the matches in groups E, F, G and H
1/11 The 10 stadia in Japan will host the matches in groups E, F, G and H
Sapporo Dome: The pitch is kept outside the stadium, and then rolled inside when needed, taking just two hours
2/11 Sapporo Dome: The pitch is kept outside the stadium, and then rolled inside when needed, taking just two hours
Miyagi: The roof of the stadium is supposed to look like the helmet of a soldier, and seats 42,291 people
3/11 Miyagi: The roof of the stadium is supposed to look like the helmet of a soldier, and seats 42,291 people
Niigata: The first World Cup match to be played in Japan will be here, where 90% of the seats are undercover
4/11 Niigata: The first World Cup match to be played in Japan will be here, where 90% of the seats are undercover
Ibaraki: The stadium is similar to those in Europe, making for a terrific atmosphere at matches
5/11 Ibaraki: The stadium is similar to those in Europe, making for a terrific atmosphere at matches
Saitama: The hi-tech stadium has been specially designed to make the most of the crowd noise and lighting
6/11 Saitama: The hi-tech stadium has been specially designed to make the most of the crowd noise and lighting
Yokohama: The venue for the World Cup final on June 30
7/11 Yokohama: The venue for the World Cup final on June 30
Shizuoka: The stadium is very close to Mount Fuji, and can hold over 50,000 fans
8/11 Shizuoka: The stadium is very close to Mount Fuji, and can hold over 50,000 fans
Nagai Stadium: Osaka sees itself as a major sporting city, and this stadium was part of a 2008 Olympic Bid
9/11 Nagai Stadium: Osaka sees itself as a major sporting city, and this stadium was part of a 2008 Olympic Bid
Kobe Wing Stadium: The stadium was built after an earthquake, and is designed to look like a bird rising from the ashes
10/11 Kobe Wing Stadium: The stadium was built after an earthquake, and is designed to look like a bird rising from the ashes
Oita: The stadium is called the Big Eye, because when the roof opens and closes it looks like a winking eye
11/11 Oita: The stadium is called the Big Eye, because when the roof opens and closes it looks like a winking eye

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