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leohoenig
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A recent post in WDYG mentions Evzena Rosickeho in Prague, which has staged international matches for both the Czech Republic and Czechoslovakia.
So how common is this? There must be multiple cases where the split up of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union have venues that have been used for different home teams. The merging of the two Germany states, and earlier two Vietnam states will also create such unions.
North Korea have switched home games against South Korea to China (2008), and on the order of the AFC to Kuala Lumpar (2019). China have played home games in Shanghai, but I am not sure that Cheras will have ever staged a Malaysia home game. There are many other cases across Asia of teams not being able to play at home and hence switching countries (Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen - to name four current cases). Some venues will have staged games for an exile and the host nation, while others may have staged games for multiple exiles.

So, can anyone come up with some more obscure examples?



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I'll kick off with Windsor Park, Lansdowne Road and Goodison Park.


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Estadio Algarve


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A recent post in WDYG mentions Evzena Rosickeho in Prague, which has staged international matches for both the Czech Republic and Czechoslovakia.
So how common is this? There must be multiple cases where the split up of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union have venues that have been used for different home teams. The merging of the two Germany states, and earlier two Vietnam states will also create such unions.
North Korea have switched home games against South Korea to China (2008), and on the order of the AFC to Kuala Lumpar (2019). China have played home games in Shanghai, but I am not sure that Cheras will have ever staged a Malaysia home game. There are many other cases across Asia of teams not being able to play at home and hence switching countries (Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen - to name four current cases). Some venues will have staged games for an exile and the host nation, while others may have staged games for multiple exiles.

So, can anyone come up with some more obscure examples?


You're not taking into account World Cups, Euros, etc?

Loftus Road has hosted several internationals, none of which involved England



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Podgorica City Stadium has staged home matches for Montenegro, Serbia & Montenegro and Yugoslavia.


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Bologna's ground has hosted San Marino a couple of times, including the infamous fastest-goal-in-history game against England. It hosts Italy reasonably regularly, including a friendly against San Marino a few years ago.



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During the troubles in the early 70s Northern Ireland played a number of home matches in England. Boothferry Park and Highfield Road were two venues - unaware they hosted any other internationals.

Three venues certainly have.

Craven Cottage staged Northern Ireland v Cyprus World Cup qualifier 1973 + numerous recent friendly internationals.

Goodison Park staged Northern Ireland v Wales HIC 1973 having previously hosted England friendlies against Poland and Portugal and a number of HIC matches (not forgetting World Cup matches 1966). Since they've hosted a Brazil versus Japan match.

Hillsborough as well as World Cup 1966 and Euro 1996 matches staged Northern Ireland versus Bulgaria World Cup qualifier 1973 and the England versus France Euro match 1962 + an England versus Scotland match in the distant past.

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 I think tournaments, whether friendly or finals should be excluded as these are still matches hosted by the home country, even if the country themselves are not playing. I was thinking more of matches were there is a specific home country, even though the match is not in their country.

Hence I would not include Australia v New Zealand at Craven Cottage, 2005, or Jamaica v Ireland at the Valley, 2004 as these were neutral rather than hosted with the latter case being part of a tournament, (even if England hosted it, but was not involved). I was at both these


Of course, once a subject is introduced, the OP does not control what other posters may like to add.

To put another one into the mix, the Raymond E Guishard Technical Centre in Anguilla. I went there to see Sint Maarten v Dominica in the CONCACAF Nations League (Qualifyer). During that process, the centre staged the home games of Anguilla, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten and the British Virgin Islands - partly thanks to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma over a year before.
P.S. No one has pointed out the inaccuracy in the original postShocked



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Estádio Algarve has hosted Portugal and Gibraltar games both competitive and friendlies, as well as matches in Euro2004



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Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu staged todays Nepal v Kuwait game.
I would think that in the past, only Bhutan have played home games there



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