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Young Utahn to compete in U14 tournament at site of World Cup in Colombia

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Posted at 10:05 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 14:24:30-04

The following is sponsored by Utah Youth Soccer Association.

A 12-year-old from Highland, Christian Nydegger, plays at a high level, but it's a sport you may not have ever heard of.

Nydegger is a member of the US under-14 Youth National Futsal team, a team that will be competing in a U14 tournament at the site of the World Cup in Colombia this September.

Futsal is a variation of indoor soccer played in an arena roughly the size of a basketball court, but without the walls used in traditional indoor soccer. The sport is growing in popularity locally.  See the video above for an interview with Nydegger.