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World Cup brings excitement to youth leagues

The excitement about the World Cup is carrying over onto local soccer fields.
Players in the Gulf Coast Texans League had practice this morning in Pensacola.
  
They say it's nice to see their favorite sport getting a lot of attention.
The games are also inspiring them to be better players.

Julianna Abrams:  "When we see the pace of the game, we see how fast they play and when we, we see them play, we, we want to be like them."

Eli Craft:  "All right I'm gonna come out here, I'm gonna do what he did, and try this trick, and see if it's gonna help me produce as a player."

The Gulf Coast Texas have teams for children starting around age nine.
You can find information about the league on our website under Newslinks.