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It definitely looks a lot like soccer, but it isn't.

(And, no, it's not a typo.)

Futsal -- a mostly unknown, but deep-rooted sport with a wide fan base -- hit East Ridge High School last week for Minnesota's first-ever Futsal State Championship.

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Futsal, which is derived from the Spanish "futbol de salon" or "half football" in English, was first played in Uruguay and was developed on the streets of San Paulo, Brazil.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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