A team of 10 boys and girls from the fifth and sixth grades at San Francisco's French-American school is competing in a youth world cup against 25 other schools from around the world.
And the young team appears to be on a winning streak.
In the qualification stage, the San Francisco team won against Denmark, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Tunisia. Today, they competed against the Congo in the quarterfinals.
The competition, featuring 26 schools from five continents, is the first-ever World Cup for French International Schools, and is being hosted by the French Embassy in South Africa, according to a news statement.
"This is really a multicultural event, with a sports and an educational component," said French-American Lower School principal and team coach Ray Hintz in the statement.
In addition to the soccer tournament, participating students will also take part in a full-day debate on topics related to life at their school and host country, attend a FIFA World Cup game and meet with one of the participating teams, among other activities.