Watching a 2014 FIFA World Cup game on TV may be the most exciting part of your workday this week, but it doesn't even come close to the experience spectators have in the stadium. The crowd's exhilaration and deafening cheers are enough to spike your adrenaline to dangerous levels. But it's also the stadiums themselves that define how you watch a soccer match.

With the 20th FIFA World Cup held in Brazil, it's no surprise that the stadiums housing the numerous games are as breathtaking as the country in which they rest. Many of the structures were former venues reconstructed to fit FIFA stadium standards. Some were built specifically for this year's games. From awe-inspiring architecture to innovative designs, here The 2014 FIFA World Cup Stadiums.

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