Australia's progress to a second successive final at the tournament has helped boost ticket sales, which have already far exceeded organisers' "budget" target of 355,000 for the competition.

"It is the eighth sell-out for the tournament which has already seen 561,178 fans attend 30 matches over 21 days in five cities - five of those sell-outs being for Socceroos' games," read a statement released by the local organising committee on Friday.

Chief organiser Michael Brown told Reuters last year the "budget" target would net organisers AUSD14.5 million (USD 11.28 million), while his more optimistic goal of half a million tickets sold would push revenue above the AUSD20 million mark.

The organising committee was entrusted with AUSD62 million of Australian taxpayers' cash in an operating budget of around AUSD82 million to run the tournament.

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