While they students received lessons in soccer, they also had a great lesson in Social Studies as well.
Bernado Sumba, student soccer player, said "I learned about the population and the language."
The students at each school created what is called a "world cup wall," where they were able to write stories and share art about the countries they were representing.
Bruce Virginia, Senior Sports and Fitness Consultant at the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation said, "What they took away was an understanding of a variety of countries."
The game was sponsored by metro soccer, which helped sponsor the public school tournament, as well as providing instruction for students in a number of after school programs.
The students play in the school gym, because they do not have outside space, but that is not a problem. Ian Walker, Metro Soccer President said, "It doesn't need a great deal of equipment, it's very flexible in the space that it utilizes and it's perfect for New York city public school spaces."