Azteca sold out to capacity 105,000 for U.S.-Mexico World Cup qualifier

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Mexico City's Estadio Azteca will be filled to the brim on Aug. 12.

More than two weeks before Mexico hosts the United States in a World Cup qualifying match, all tickets have been sold for the team's critical meeting.

Mexico apparently rode a wave of euphoria after Sunday's 5-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup win over the U.S. that helped drive ticket sales.

"The Mexican national is grateful for the unconditional support of its No. 12, who always supports, motivates and encourages," the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) said in a press release.

Halfway through the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, Mexico is currently in fourth place and desperately needs a result vs. the U.S.

Only the top three nations in the six-team Hexagonal round qualify for the World Cup; the fourth-placed team must play a two-game playoff against the fifth-place team in South America for a berth in South