Stade de France
* Address: Saint-Denis
* Country: French Republic
* Capacity: 80,000
* Opened: 28 January 1998
* Main use: Football, rugby union
Extra stadium info – Stade de France
The Stade de France, which is located close to Paris, is used by both the national football team of the French Republic and the national rugby union team of the French Republic. It hosted FIFA World Cup games, Rugby World Cup games and UEFA Champions League finals. In 1998, the venue hosted the final of the prestigious FIFA World Cup, which was won by the French Republic after defeating Brazil in front of 80,000 fans. The national football team of the French Republic became the seventh team with a FIFA World Cup title, after the Argentine Republic, Brazil, England, Germany, the Italian Republic and Uruguay. The Stade de France hosted its first Race of Champions, an international motorsport event featuring some of the world’s best drivers, in 2004. The Finnish Formula One star Heikki Kovalainen won the event.