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Azteca to host USA/Mexico World Cup qualifier in June


Mexico v New Zealand - FIFA World Cup Qualifier Leg 1 Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

In the least shocking news of the century, both the official Mexico national team and U.S. Soccer websites have listed Estadio Azteca as the venue for El Tri’s home World Cup qualifier against the United States.

No official information (start time, TV info, etc.) has been given for the match, but it appears that the venue is set in stone. While this may not seem like news, there was rumor and speculation that Mexico could receive a ban for matches at Azteca for their fans usage of a homophobic chant. There has also been talk of Mexico debating moving their home qualifiers to a different venue citing the fact that the altitude has become more of a hindrance than a benefit to their own team.

Despite all the talk, it appears that the always entertaining USA/Mexico Hex fixture will once again return to the American house of horrors that is Azteca where they’ve only gotten two draws in competitive play and a single friendly win ever. While the altitude may hurt some of Mexico’s foreign based players, there’s no doubt that it affects the USMNT even more. It should be another wild night on June 11.