WELCOME TO THE DISCWORLD CUP 2022

Which Discworld book will be crowned champion?

“The thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.”
― Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

It can’t possibly have escaped your notice that the FIFA World Cup is being held in Qatar this year. Now, football isn’t for everyone, but we have found something that is.

Welcome to The Discworld Cup 2022 in which your favourite Terry Pratchett books will battle it out to be crowned Discworld champion.

Scroll down to play along, choose a side and check back to watch their progress to (hopefully) victory!

P.S. Click “MORE” at any point to find out more about the teams books

Matches

    Play-off for third place

  • Play off for 3rd Place

  • FINAL

    Final

    Semi-final

  • Semi-Final


Groups Knockouts
Filter by book: All books
  • All books
  • Equal Rites
  • The Last Continent
  • Wyrd Sisters
  • Pyramids
  • Snuff
  • Men At Arms
  • Lords and Ladies
  • Unseen Academicals
  • Small Gods
  • Moving Pictures
  • The Light Fantastic
  • Mort
  • Carpe Jugulum
  • Interesting Times
  • Reaper Man
  • Making Money
  • Raising Steam
  • Jingo
  • The Fifth Elephant
  • Night Watch
  • Going Postal
  • Guards! Guards!
  • The Colour of Magic
  • Witches Abroad
  • Maskerade
  • Soul Music
  • Sourcery
  • The Truth
  • Thud!
  • Thief of Time
  • Feet of Clay
  • Monstrous Regiment

Group Round

Qatar QAT More
The Colour of Magic
0 - 2  (FT)
Moving Pictures
Ecuador ECU More
England ENG More
The Light Fantastic
6 - 2  (FT)
Reaper Man
Iran IRN More
Senegal SEN More
Maskerade
0 - 2  (FT)
Night Watch
Netherlands NED More
USA USA More
Feet of Clay
1 - 1  (FT)
Monstrous Regiment
Wales WAL More
Argentina ARG More
Equal Rites
1 - 2  (FT)
Witches Abroad
Saudi Arabia KSA More
Denmark DEN More
Small Gods
0 - 0  (FT)
Thud!
Tunisia TUN More
Mexico MEX More
Jingo
0 - 0  (FT)
Going Postal
Poland POL More
France FRA More
Mort
4 - 1  (FT)
The Last Continent
Australia AUS More
Morocco MAR More
The Fifth Elephant
0 - 0  (FT)
Unseen Academicals
Croatia CRO More
Germany GER More
Carpe Jugulum
1 - 2  (FT)
Making Money
Japan JPN More
Spain ESP More
Sourcery
7 - 0  (FT)
Lords and Ladies
Costa Rica CRC More
Belgium BEL More
Wyrd Sisters
1 - 0  (FT)
Men At Arms
Canada CAN More
Switzerland SUI More
The Truth
1 - 0  (FT)
Snuff
Cameroon CMR More
Uruguay URU More
Thief of Time
0 - 0  (FT)
Raising Steam
Korea Republic KOR More
Portugal POR More
Guards! Guards!
3 - 2  (FT)
Interesting Times
Ghana GHA More
Brazil BRA More
Pyramids
2 - 0  (FT)
Soul Music
Serbia SRB More
Wales WAL More
Monstrous Regiment
0 - 2  (FT)
Reaper Man
Iran IRN More
Qatar QAT More
The Colour of Magic
1 - 3  (FT)
Maskerade
Senegal SEN More
Netherlands NED More
Night Watch
1 - 1  (FT)
Moving Pictures
Ecuador ECU More
England ENG More
The Light Fantastic
0 - 0  (FT)
Feet of Clay
USA USA More
Tunisia TUN More
Thud!
0 - 1  (FT)
The Last Continent
Australia AUS More
Poland POL More
Going Postal
2 - 0  (FT)
Witches Abroad
Saudi Arabia KSA More
France FRA More
Mort
2 - 1  (FT)
Small Gods
Denmark DEN More
Argentina ARG More
Equal Rites
2 - 0  (FT)
Jingo
Mexico MEX More
Japan JPN More
Making Money
0 - 1  (FT)
Lords and Ladies
Costa Rica CRC More
Belgium BEL More
Wyrd Sisters
0 - 2  (FT)
The Fifth Elephant
Morocco MAR More
Croatia CRO More
Unseen Academicals
4 - 1  (FT)
Men At Arms
Canada CAN More
Spain ESP More
Sourcery
1 - 1  (FT)
Carpe Jugulum
Germany GER More
Cameroon CMR More
Snuff
3 - 3  (FT)
Soul Music
Serbia SRB More
Korea Republic KOR More
Raising Steam
2 - 3  (FT)
Interesting Times
Ghana GHA More
Brazil BRA More
Pyramids
1 - 0  (FT)
The Truth
Switzerland SUI More
Portugal POR More
Guards! Guards!
2 - 0  (FT)
Thief of Time
Uruguay URU More
Netherlands NED More
Night Watch
2 - 0  (FT)
The Colour of Magic
Qatar QAT More
Ecuador ECU More
Moving Pictures
1 - 2  (FT)
Maskerade
Senegal SEN More
Wales WAL More
Monstrous Regiment
0 - 3  (FT)
The Light Fantastic
England ENG More
Iran IRN More
Reaper Man
0 - 1  (FT)
Feet of Clay
USA USA More
Australia AUS More
The Last Continent
1 - 0  (FT)
Small Gods
Denmark DEN More
Tunisia TUN More
Thud!
1 - 0  (FT)
Mort
France FRA More
Poland POL More
Going Postal
0 - 2  (FT)
Equal Rites
Argentina ARG More
Saudi Arabia KSA More
Witches Abroad
1 - 2  (FT)
Jingo
Mexico MEX More
Croatia CRO More
Unseen Academicals
0 - 0  (FT)
Wyrd Sisters
Belgium BEL More
Canada CAN More
Men At Arms
1 - 2  (FT)
The Fifth Elephant
Morocco MAR More
Japan JPN More
Making Money
2 - 1  (FT)
Sourcery
Spain ESP More
Costa Rica CRC More
Lords and Ladies
2 - 4  (FT)
Carpe Jugulum
Germany GER More
Ghana GHA More
Interesting Times
0 - 2  (FT)
Thief of Time
Uruguay URU More
Korea Republic KOR More
Raising Steam
2 - 1  (FT)
Guards! Guards!
Portugal POR More
Serbia SRB More
Soul Music
2 - 3  (FT)
The Truth
Switzerland SUI More
Cameroon CMR More
Snuff
1 - 0  (FT)
Pyramids
Brazil BRA More

Last 16

Netherlands NED More
Night Watch
3 - 1
Feet of Clay
USA USA More
Argentina ARG More
Equal Rites
2 - 1
The Last Continent
Australia AUS More
France FRA More
Mort
3 - 1
Going Postal
Poland POL More
England ENG More
The Light Fantastic
3 - 0
Maskerade
Senegal SEN More
Japan JPN More
Making Money
1 - 3
Unseen Academicals
Croatia CRO More
Brazil BRA More
Pyramids
4 - 1
Raising Steam
Korea Republic KOR More
Morocco MAR More
The Fifth Elephant
3 - 0
Sourcery
Spain ESP More
Portugal POR More
Guards! Guards!
6 - 1
The Truth
Switzerland SUI More

Quarter Finals

Netherlands NED More
Night Watch
2 - 2
Equal Rites
Argentina ARG More
Croatia CRO More
Unseen Academicals
4 - 2
Pyramids
Brazil BRA More
England ENG More
The Light Fantastic
TBC
Mort
France FRA More
Morocco MAR More
The Fifth Elephant
TBC
Guards! Guards!
Portugal POR More

Semi Finals

TBC
Unseen Academicals
Croatia CRO More
TBC

Play-off for 3rd Place

TBC

Final

TBC

Explore the groups

 

Football according to Terry Pratchett

– All taken from Unseen Academicals

 

 

“The thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.”

“‘I would like permission to fetch a note from my mother, sir’”

“We play and are played and the best we can hope for is to do it with style.”

“It is considered in the Sto Plains that only scoundrels know the second verse of their national anthem, since anyone spending time memorizing that would be up to no good purpose.”

“It’s the sharing,” she said. “It’s being part of the crowd. It’s chanting together. It’s all of it. the whole thing.”

“My ladsh,” said Swithin, “are the besht there ish. It’sh not their fault they’re up againsht better people.”

“The strength of the player is the team and the strength of the team is the player.”

“We are going to stick to the rules. And the thing about sticking to the rules is that it’s sometimes better than cheating.”

“Football is very much like diplomacy: short periods of fighting followed by long periods of negotiation.”

“Wizards were competitive. It was part of wizardry. Wizards have no more idea of a friendly game than cats have of a friendly mouse.”

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