When a football scout turns up to watch, Joe knows he has no chance of catching his attention as he is by far the worst player on his team. But he is the one selected, and whisked away during the night to a remote island where he teams up with four other kids his own age, Kim, Craig, Jess and Ajit.
The island sinks beneath the waves and Joe learns he is on an extraordinary submarine which is home to the world's greatest Sports Academy. With a team of eccentric, genius coaches, he and his new friends are slowly transformed into serious players. But the Academy's secrets are wanted by others, including a shadowy sportsgear company that seems to track their every move as the island travels across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and on to the greatest football nation in the world.
Will Joe and his team, Atlantis United, escape the clutches of the mysterious Company, and win their first big game in a famous stadium in Brazil?