If you weren’t fortunate enough to make it to Russia for the 2018 World Cup, there are plenty of other football centric destinations to visit across the globe.
All the domestic leagues are now up and running again, which means we can now see the world’s best players – Ronaldo, Neymar, Bale, etc – plying their trades in culture filled cities such as Turin, Paris, or Madrid, all excellent places to visit for a footy inspired city break.
If you can’t make it to one those cities for a domestic match, then you will always have the option of the Champions League, or even just playing football-themed slot games over at 666 Casino might be enough for you.
Plus, with the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League peeking its head over the horizon, why not take it as an opportunity to explore and take in some culture on an exciting footy inspired city break. Get the ball rolling on your football bucket list and plan a few away games of your own to the world’s top football destinations.
This destination has to be top of your list, not only is it home to delicious food, beautiful architecture and elegant and expansive parks (that you may or may not be interested in!) it’s also home to La Liga football club giant Real Madrid, who play their home matches at the famous and impressive Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Our love and enthusiasm for national sport is greatly shared in Madrid, and the sport is popular both for players and spectators who travel far and wide to Madrid. The Spanish capital is also the only city that have ever held a derby match in the UEFA Champions League Final.
As well as the obvious attractions that Paris has to offer, such as the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, and Arc de Triomphe, you can also see superstars such as French world cup winner, Kylian Mbappe, and Brazilian striker Neymar, on a visit to the French capital.
The football club are now one of the world’s richest, and are obviously going places. The Champions League remains the holy grail for their rich owners, and a visit to Paris would not only see you getting to sample the delights of one of the most cultural cities in the world, but maybe even catching a glimpse of the future champions of Europe.
Not the most obvious of places to go for a City Break, but Munich offers a lot more than just the most successful football team in German history, with beautiful scenery and plenty of cultural pleasures from the heart of Bavaria.
You could time a visit to the Allianz Arena to watch the likes of German world cup winners Manuel Neuer and Thomas Müller with a visit to Munich’s world famous beer festival, Oktoberfest, and even get into the spirit of things by dressing up in some traditional Lederhosen.
If you’re looking for more than just a city break and want somewhere more exotic, not only is Turin stunningly beautiful, it also has a deeply rooted passion for football with two excellent clubs to choose from, in Italian giants and current champions Juventus, and city rivals, Torino.
There are hoards of excited children from each neighbourhood that show their love of their respective teams by playing together in the streets, trying to emulate the likes of Ronaldo and Belotti.
Gianluigi from 666 Casino, a lover of top-rated online slot games and keen football enthusiast, describes Turin as “an unrivalled destination” for any football fan, purely for the passion the locals demonstrate.