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*[[Australian National Quidditch team|Australia]]
 
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*[[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]]
 
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*[[Burkinabé National Quidditch team|Burkina Faso]]
 
*[[Brazilian National Quidditch team|Brazil]]
 
*[[Brazilian National Quidditch team|Brazil]]
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*[[Chadian National Quidditch team|Chad]]
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*[[Chinese National Quidditch team|China]]
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*[[Egyptian National Quidditch team|Egypt]]
 
*[[English National Quidditch team|England]]
 
*[[English National Quidditch team|England]]
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*[[Fijian National Quidditch team|Fiji]]
 
*[[Flanders National Quidditch team|Flanders]]
 
*[[Flanders National Quidditch team|Flanders]]
 
*[[French National Quidditch team|France]]
 
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*[[Indian National Quidditch team|India]]
 
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*[[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]]
 
*[[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]]
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*[[Ivorian National Quidditch team|Ivory Coast]]
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*[[Jamaican National Quidditch team|Jamaica]]
 
*[[Japanese National Quidditch team|Japan]]
 
*[[Japanese National Quidditch team|Japan]]
 
*[[Luxembourg National Quidditch team|Luxembourg]]
 
*[[Luxembourg National Quidditch team|Luxembourg]]
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*[[Malagasy National Quidditch team|Madagascar]]
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*[[Mexican National Quidditch team|Mexico]] (New Spain)
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*[[Moroccan National Quidditch team|Morocco]]
 
*[[Nordic National Quidditch team|The Nordic Team]]
 
*[[Nordic National Quidditch team|The Nordic Team]]
 
*[[Peruvian National Quidditch team|Peru]]
 
*[[Peruvian National Quidditch team|Peru]]
 
*[[Portuguese National Quidditch team|Portugal]]
 
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*[[Romanian National Quidditch team|Romania]]
 
*[[Scottish National Quidditch team|Scotland]]
 
*[[Scottish National Quidditch team|Scotland]]
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*[[Senegalese National Quidditch team|Senegal]]
 
*[[Spanish National Quidditch team|Spain]]
 
*[[Spanish National Quidditch team|Spain]]
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*[[Syrian National Quidditch team|Syria]]
 
*[[Transylvanian National Quidditch team|Transylvania]]
 
*[[Transylvanian National Quidditch team|Transylvania]]
 
*[[Ugandan National Quidditch team|Uganda]]
 
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*[[New Zealand]]
 
*[[New Zealand]]
 
*Other International Teams
 
*Other International Teams
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|winners=*[[Transylvanian National Quidditch team|Transylvania]] or [[Flanders National Quidditch team|Flanders]] ([[1473 Quidditch World Cup|1473]])
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*[[Mexican National Quidditch team|New Spain]] ([[1809 Quidditch World Cup|1809]])
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*[[Australian National Quidditch team|Australia]] ([[1966 Quidditch World Cup|1966]])
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*[[Canadian National Quidditch team|Canada]] ([[1990 Quidditch World Cup|1990]])
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*[[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]] ([[1994 Quidditch World Cup|1994]])
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*[[Malawian National Quidditch team|Malawi]] ([[1998 Quidditch World Cup|1998]])
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*[[Egyptian National Quidditch team|Egypt]] ([[2002 Quidditch World Cup|2002]])
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*[[Burkinabé National Quidditch team|Burkina Faso]] ([[2006 Quidditch World Cup|2006]])
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*[[Moldovan National Quidditch team|Moldova]] ([[2010 Quidditch World Cup|2010]])
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*[[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]] ([[2014 Quidditch World Cup|2014]])
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The '''Quidditch World Cup''' (also called the '''World Cup''' or '''World Championship''')<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' (Chapter 13, "Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw")</ref> has been held every four years since [[1470s|1473]]. The competition sees [[Quidditch]] teams representing countries around the world compete for the World Cup.
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The '''Quidditch World Cup''' (also called the '''World Cup''' or '''World Championship''')<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' (Chapter 13, "Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw")</ref> has been held every four years since [[1473 Quidditch World Cup|1473]]. The competition sees [[Quidditch]] teams representing countries around the world compete for the World Cup.
   
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==Format and Qualifying==
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The number of participating countries varies from tournament to tournament. Any country may enter a team within twelve months of the previous final.<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book4/chapter7/moment1/history-of-the-quidditch-world-cup New from J.K. Rowling: "''History of the Quidditch World Cup''"]</ref>
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===Quidditch World Cup Qualifying===
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Sixteen separate groups of teams are formed. Each team plays all of the other teams in their group over a two year period. During the group phase there is a cap of four hours on every game to avoid player exhaustion. On the occasion that the game ends after four hours of play and the Snitch isn't caught, the result is decided on goals. A win earns two points. In addition to these two points a win by 150 points earns five points, by 100 points an extra three points and by 50 points an extra one point. If two teams are level on points, they are separated by whichever team captured the Snitch most often, or most quickly during their matches. The sixteen teams who have finished top of the sixteen groups qualify for the World Cup.<ref name="PM" />
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===The Quidditch World Cup===
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The tournament proper is straight knockout. The sixteen qualified countries are ranked according to how many points they obtained in the qualifying groups. The team who won the most points play the team who earned the least, the team who earned the second most play the team who earned the second least, and so on. This theoretically allows the two best teams from the qualifying phase to meet in the final.<ref name="PM" /> For the 2014 Quidditch World Cup though, Nigeria and Norway were the top seeded teams and could face each other as early as the semi-finals.
 
==Recorded World Cups==
 
==Recorded World Cups==
===[[14th century]]===
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===[[1473 Quidditch World Cup|1473]]===
Only European teams competed in the tournament.
 
 
===[[1470s|1473]]===
 
 
This was the first ever '''Quidditch World Cup'''. Only European teams participated. The final was contested between [[Flanders National Quidditch team|Flanders]] and [[Transylvanian National Quidditch team|Transylvania]]. During the match, all 700 known fouls were committed (and several new ones subsequently created), including the [[Transfiguration]] of a [[Chaser]] into a polecat, the attempted decapitation of a [[Keeper]] with a broadsword, and the release of a hundred [[vampire]] [[bat]]s from underneath the robes of the Transylvanian Captain.<ref name="ReferenceA">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]'' (Chapter 8, The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide)</ref>
 
This was the first ever '''Quidditch World Cup'''. Only European teams participated. The final was contested between [[Flanders National Quidditch team|Flanders]] and [[Transylvanian National Quidditch team|Transylvania]]. During the match, all 700 known fouls were committed (and several new ones subsequently created), including the [[Transfiguration]] of a [[Chaser]] into a polecat, the attempted decapitation of a [[Keeper]] with a broadsword, and the release of a hundred [[vampire]] [[bat]]s from underneath the robes of the Transylvanian Captain.<ref name="ReferenceA">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]'' (Chapter 8, The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide)</ref>
   
====Known Participants====
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===[[17th century]]===
*[[Flanders National Quidditch team|Flanders]] {{Comment|reached final}}
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Non-European teams compete in the tournament for the first time.<ref name="ReferenceA" />
*[[Transylvanian National Quidditch team|Transylvania]] {{Comment|reached final}}
 
   
===[[15th century]]===
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===[[1809 Quidditch World Cup|1809]]===
Only European teams competed in the tournament.
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The ghastly climax of the 1809 final between [[Romanian National Quidditch team|Romania]] and [[Mexican National Quidditch team|New Spain]] (what is now known as Mexico) has gone down in wizarding history as the worst exhibition of temper ever given by an individual player. [[Niko Nenad]]’s teammates had become so concerned by his ferocious outbursts during the quarter- and semi-finals that they tried to persuade their manager to substitute him for the final, advice that was sadly ignored by the ambitious old wizard. After the game, Nenad’s teammate [[Ivan Popa]] (winner of an International Wizarding Order of Merit for his life-saving actions during the catastrophe) told an international inquiry, ‘over the preceding weeks we’d seen Niko beat himself over the head with his broom and set fire to his own feet in frustration. I’d personally stopped him strangling two referees. However, I had no suspicion about what he was planning to do if the final didn’t go our way. I mean, who’d suspect that? You’d have to be as mental as he was.’ Precisely when and how Nenad managed to jinx an entire forest on the edge of the West Siberian Plain is open to speculation, although he is thought to have had accomplices among unprincipled fans and was later proven to have paid local Dark wizards substantial sums. After two hours of play, Romania were behind on points and looking tired. It was then that Nenad deliberately hit a Bludger out of the stadium into the forest beyond the pitch. The effect was instantaneous and murderous. The trees sprang to life, wrenched their roots out of the ground and marched upon the stadium, flattening everything in their path, causing numerous injuries and several fatalities. What had been a Quidditch match turned swiftly into a human versus tree battle, which the wizards won only after seven hours’ hard fighting. Nenad was not prosecuted [since] he had been killed early on by a particularly violent spruce.<ref name="ReferenceA" />
   
===[[16th century]]===
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===[[1878 Quidditch World Cup|1878]]===
Only European teams competed in the tournament.
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The 1878 Cup was a restaging of the 1877 Cup (dubbed 'The Tournament That No One Remembers').<ref name="PM" />
 
===[[17th century]]===
 
Non-European teams compete in the tournament for the first time.<ref name="ReferenceA"/>
 
   
 
===[[20th century]]===
 
===[[20th century]]===
[[Argentinian National Quidditch team|Argentina]] and [[Brazilian National Quidditch team|Brazil]] reached the quarter finals.<ref name="ReferenceA"/>
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[[Argentinian National Quidditch team|Argentina]] and [[Brazilian National Quidditch team|Brazil]] reached the quarter finals.<ref name="ReferenceA" />
   
 
===c.[[1964]]===
 
===c.[[1964]]===
 
Britain hosted the World Cup.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (Chapter 3, "The Invitation")</ref>
 
Britain hosted the World Cup.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (Chapter 3, "The Invitation")</ref>
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===[[1966 Quidditch World Cup|1966]]===
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[[Australian National Quidditch team|Australia]] won this tournament, with Chaser [[Royston Idlewind]].<ref name="PM" />
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===[[1974 Quidditch World Cup|1974]]===
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[[Syrian National Quidditch team|Syria]] won this tournament over [[Malagasy National Quidditch team|Madagascar]]. During the tournament, the crowd's [[Dissimulators]] became wands, breaking [[Royston Idlewind]]'s new wand ban, who promptly resigned.<ref name="PM" />
   
 
===[[1986]]===
 
===[[1986]]===
The [[American National Quidditch team]] participated in the '''Quidditch World Cup'''. [[Maximus Brankovitch III]] was their captain and Seeker.
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The [[American National Quidditch team]] participated in the Quidditch World Cup. [[Maximus Brankovitch III]] was their captain and Seeker.
   
===[[1990]]===
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===[[1990 Quidditch World Cup|1990]]===
The U.S.A. paticipated in this year's World Cup. Brankovitch III was their captain again.<ref>''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref> The final went on for five days.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (Chapter 5, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes)</ref>
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The U.S.A. participated in this year's World Cup. Brankovitch III was their captain again.<ref>''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]''</ref> The final went on for five days, in which [[Scottish International Quidditch team|Scotland]] suffered a bitter defeat against [[Canadian National Quidditch team|Canada]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (Chapter 5, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes)</ref>
   
===[[1994]]===
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===[[1994 Quidditch World Cup|1994]]===
The 422nd World Cup was organised by the [[International Quidditch Association]]. Its official sponsors were [[Butterbeer]], [[Pumpkin juice]], [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] and [[Nimbus 2001]].<ref name="ReferenceB">''[[Harry Potter Film Wizardry]]'' (p93 "The Quidditch World Cup")</ref>
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[[File:Tumblr_mhnmwymQss1rlr2dlo1_250.gif|frame|left|The 1994 world cup]]The 422nd World Cup was organised by the [[International Quidditch Association]]. Its official sponsors were [[Butterbeer]], [[Pumpkin juice]], [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] and [[Nimbus 2001]].<ref name="ReferenceB">''[[Harry Potter Film Wizardry]]'' (p93 "The Quidditch World Cup")</ref>
   
[[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]] flattened [[Peruvian National Quidditch team|Peru]] in the semi-finals to set up a meeting with [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]]. The Bulgarians had won the last twelve [[Eastern European Championship]] and had a "rock solid defence". Ireland were another defensively strong team, but they also managed to score as many points as nearly every team in the World Cup.<ref name="ReferenceB"/>
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[[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]] flattened [[Peruvian National Quidditch team|Peru]] in the semi-finals to set up a meeting with [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]]. The Bulgarians had won the last twelve [[Eastern European Championship]] and had a "rock solid defence". Ireland were another defensively strong team, but they also managed to score as many points as nearly every team in the World Cup.<ref name="ReferenceB" />
   
 
The British nations didn't fare well; England were beaten 390 to 10 by Transylvania, [[Scottish National Quidditch team|Scotland]] lost to [[Luxembourg National Quidditch team|Luxembourg]], and [[Welsh National Quidditch team|Wales]] lost to [[Ugandan National Quidditch team|Uganda]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (Chapter 5, "Weasley's Wizard Wheezes")</ref>
 
The British nations didn't fare well; England were beaten 390 to 10 by Transylvania, [[Scottish National Quidditch team|Scotland]] lost to [[Luxembourg National Quidditch team|Luxembourg]], and [[Welsh National Quidditch team|Wales]] lost to [[Ugandan National Quidditch team|Uganda]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (Chapter 5, "Weasley's Wizard Wheezes")</ref>
   
[[File:Krumquidditch.jpg|thumb|left|220px|[[Viktor Krum]] at the 1994 World Cup.]]
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[[File:Krumquidditch.jpg|thumb|210px|[[Viktor Krum]] at the 1994 World Cup.]]
   
The [[Quidditch World Cup Stadium (1994)|stadium]] built for the 422nd World Cup took a [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] task force a year to construct, and could hold one hundred thousand spectators.<ref name="ReferenceB"/>
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The [[Quidditch World Cup Stadium (1994)|stadium]] built for the 422nd World Cup took a [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] task force a year to construct, and could hold one hundred thousand spectators.<ref name="ReferenceB" />
   
The 422nd Quidditch World Cup final was held on [[22 August]], [[1994]] in [[England]], between Ireland and Bulgaria. [[Ludovic Bagman]] provided the match commentary. Ireland wore green robes with each player's name embroidered in silver on their back. They all flew [[Firebolt]] broomsticks and [[Leprechaun]]s served as the team's mascots. [[Veela]] were Bulgaria's mascots and they played in robes of scarlet. Irish [[Chaser]], [[Troy]] scored the first goal of the match. After another two Irish goals, [[Ivanova]] registered Bulgaria's opening score. Then Ireland's [[Seeker]] [[Aidan Lynch]] was fooled by [[Viktor Krum]]'s [[Wronski Feint]], but managed to continue play after the aid of some [[mediwizard]]s. Fifteen minutes later Ireland had stretched their lead to 130-10, when their Chaser [[Mullet]] was fouled by the Bulgarian [[Keeper]], [[Zograf]], and was awarded a penalty. This led to anarchy, with another penalty being awarded to Ireland and referee [[Hassan Mostafa]] being distracted by the [[Veela]]. [[Quigley]] sent a [[Bludger]] towards Krum which broke his nose. Lynch then spotted the Snitch, but was beaten in the race for it by Krum. Despite this, Ireland still ran out the victors. The final score was 170-160. The Irish team performed a lap of honour before being presented with the Quidditch World Cup in the stadium's Top Box (Lynch had to be supported by [[Moran]] and [[Connolly]]).<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
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The 422nd Quidditch World Cup final was held on [[22 August]], [[1994]] in [[England]], between Ireland and Bulgaria. [[Ludovic Bagman]] provided the match commentary. Ireland wore green robes with each player's name embroidered in silver on their back. They all flew [[Firebolt]] broomsticks and [[Leprechaun]]s served as the team's mascots. [[Veela]] were Bulgaria's mascots and they played in robes of scarlet. Irish [[Chaser]], [[Troy]] scored the first goal of the match. After another two Irish goals, [[Ivanova]] registered Bulgaria's opening score. Then Ireland's [[Seeker]] [[Aidan Lynch]] was fooled by [[Viktor Krum]]'s [[Wronski Feint]], but managed to continue play after the aid of some [[mediwizard]]s. Fifteen minutes later Ireland had stretched their lead to 130-10, when their Chaser [[Mullet]] was fouled by the Bulgarian [[Keeper]], [[Zograf]], and was awarded a penalty. This led to anarchy, with another penalty being awarded to Ireland and referee [[Hassan Mostafa]] being distracted by the [[Veela]]. [[Quigley]] sent a [[Bludger]] towards Krum which broke his nose. Lynch then spotted the Snitch, but was beaten in the race for it by Krum. Despite this, Ireland still ran out the victors. The final score was 170-160. The Irish team performed a lap of honour before being presented with the Quidditch World Cup in the stadium's [[Top Box]] (Lynch had to be supported by [[Moran]] and [[Connolly]]).<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
   
====Riot====
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[[File:Tumblr_loy60pGKxJ1qdp8bxo2_250.gif|frame|left|The Death Eaters' riot]]
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[[File:Riot.jpg|thumb|left|350px|The Death Eaters' riot.]]
 
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Draco|Granger, they’re after ''Muggles''. D’you want to be showing off your knickers in midair? Because if you do, hang around…they’re moving this way, and it would give us all a laugh.|Harry|Hermione’s a witch.|Have it your own way, Potter. If you think they can’t spot a [[Mudblood]], stay where you are.|[[Draco Malfoy]] taunting the trio during the Death Eater riot|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
   
 
Shortly after the final match at the World Cup, a riot broke out as [[Death Eaters]] began attacking the [[tent]]s of [[wizards|wizards and witches]] as well as a [[Muggle]] family. They levitated, tormented, and humiliated [[Mr. Roberts|Mr.]] and [[Mrs. Roberts]]. Various [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] officials such as [[Arthur Weasley]] tried to help the Muggles.
 
Shortly after the final match at the World Cup, a riot broke out as [[Death Eaters]] began attacking the [[tent]]s of [[wizards|wizards and witches]] as well as a [[Muggle]] family. They levitated, tormented, and humiliated [[Mr. Roberts|Mr.]] and [[Mrs. Roberts]]. Various [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] officials such as [[Arthur Weasley]] tried to help the Muggles.
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In the chaos that erupted, [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] ended up wandering in the woods, where they ran into [[Draco Malfoy]]. He taunted them over the fact that the Death Eaters would target a [[Muggle-born]] like Hermione if they found her. Also during this time, [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] managed to break out of his [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|father]]'s [[Imperius Curse]], steal [[Harry Potter's wand|Harry's wand]], and cast [[Morsmordre]]. When the Death Eaters spotted the [[Dark Mark]] in the sky, they fled, something [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] scorned them for upon his return in the [[1995|following year]].
 
In the chaos that erupted, [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] ended up wandering in the woods, where they ran into [[Draco Malfoy]]. He taunted them over the fact that the Death Eaters would target a [[Muggle-born]] like Hermione if they found her. Also during this time, [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] managed to break out of his [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|father]]'s [[Imperius Curse]], steal [[Harry Potter's wand|Harry's wand]], and cast [[Morsmordre]]. When the Death Eaters spotted the [[Dark Mark]] in the sky, they fled, something [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] scorned them for upon his return in the [[1995|following year]].
   
====Results====
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The results of the Cup were:
 
*Transylvania defeated England, 390-10
 
*Transylvania defeated England, 390-10
 
*Luxembourg defeated Scotland
 
*Luxembourg defeated Scotland
 
*Uganda defeated Wales
 
*Uganda defeated Wales
*Semi-final : Ireland defeated Peru
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*Semi-final: Ireland defeated Peru
*Final : Ireland defeated Bulgaria, 170-160
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*Final: Ireland defeated Bulgaria, 170-160
   
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===[[1998 Quidditch World Cup|1998]]===
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[[File:QuibblerQWC.jpg|thumb|180px|An issue of ''[[The Quibbler]]'' announcing the cancellation of the Quidditch World Cup.]]
   
*[[Argentinian National Quidditch team|Argentina]]
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{{Quote|YOU-KNOW-WHO CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM: QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP CANCELLED AMID DEATH THREATS.|''[[The Quibbler]]'' headline.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1}}During the [[Death Eater]] [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|regime]] over Britain in [[1997]]-[[1998]], the Quidditch World Cup was reportedly cancelled. This resulted in a number of death threats directed to the [[British Ministry of Magic]].<ref name="DHpt1_script">[http://www.oclumencia.com.br/2011/01/divulgado-roteiro-completo-de-reliquias-da-morte-parte-1/ "Divulgado roteiro COMPLETO de ''Relíquias da Morte: Parte 1'' - FULL ''Deathly Hallows: Part 1'' script released″] on [http://www.oclumencia.com.br/ Oclumencia.com.br.] (translation [http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oclumencia.com.br%2F2011%2F01%2Fdivulgado-roteiro-completo-de-reliquias-da-morte-parte-1%2F&lp=pt_en&btnTrUrl=Translate here])</ref> After the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], the de-corrupted Ministry (now led by [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]) still managed to organise the World Cup, in which Malawi won over Senegal in the finals.
*[[Australian National Quidditch team|Australia]]
 
*[[File:Bulgariacrest.JPG|20px]] [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]] {{comment|runners-up}}
 
*[[Brazilian National Quidditch team|Brazil]]
 
*[[File:Englandlogo.JPG|15px]] [[English National Quidditch team|England]]
 
*[[French National Quidditch team|France]]
 
*[[File:Germany.png|20px]] [[German National Quidditch team|Germany]]
 
*[[Indian National Quidditch team|India]]
 
*[[File:Irelandcrest.JPG|20px]] [[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]] {{comment|tournament winners}}
 
*[[Japanese National Quidditch team|Japan]]
 
*[[Luxembourg National Quidditch team|Luxembourg]]
 
*[[File:Nordlogo.png|20px]] [[Nordic National Quidditch team|The Nordic Team]]
 
*[[Peruvian National Quidditch team|Peru]] {{comment|semi-finalists}}
 
*[[Portuguese National Quidditch team|Portugal]]
 
*[[Scottish National Quidditch team|Scotland]]
 
*[[Spanish National Quidditch team|Spain]]
 
*[[Transylvanian National Quidditch team|Transylvania]]
 
*[[Ugandan National Quidditch team|Uganda]]
 
*[[File:Unitedstates logo.png|23px]] [[American National Quidditch team|United States]]
 
*[[Welsh National Quidditch team|Wales]]
 
   
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===[[2002 Quidditch World Cup|2002]]===
{{Quidditch team
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[[Egyptian National Quidditch team|Egypt]] won against [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]] when [[Rawya Zaghloul]] caught the Snitch right before [[Viktor Krum]]. It was such a loss that [[Viktor Krum]] then tearfully resigned.
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|chaser1=[[Gianni Fedele]] (Captain)
 
|chaser2=[[Debbie Muntz]]
 
|chaser3=[[Robert Green]]
 
|beater1=[[Greg Ruczinski]]
 
|beater2=[[Troy Duvall]]
 
|keeper=[[Ralph Heidelberger]]
 
|seeker=[[Ariel Singleton]]
 
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===[[2006 Quidditch World Cup|2006]]===
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[[Burkinabé National Quidditch team|Burkina Faso]] won against [[French National Quidditch team|France]]. The Burkinabé [[Seeker]] [[Joshua Sankara]], became the Minister of Magic in his country for 2 days before he resigned to continue playing Quidditch.
   
{{Quidditch team
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===[[2010 Quidditch World Cup|2010]]===
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[[Moldovan National Quidditch team|Moldova]] won against [[Chinese National Quidditch team|China]]. The match lasted 3 days, and contained some of the finest Quidditch ever seen.
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|chaser1=[[Matthew Echunga]]
 
|chaser2=[[Maria Monteith]]
 
|chaser3=[[Kenneth Hastings]]
 
|beater1=[[Kelly Whakkaarangapawarau]]
 
|beater2=[[Kylie Meadows]]
 
|keeper=[[Jonny Nuhaka]]
 
|seeker=[[Lucy Karoonda]]
 
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===[[2014 Quidditch World Cup|2014]]===
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{{16TeamBracket
|name=Bulgarian National Team
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| RD1 = First Round
|years=
+
| RD2 = Quarterfinals
|bgcolor1=#D62612
+
| RD3 = Semifinals
|bgcolor2=#00966E
+
| RD4 = [[2014 Quidditch World Cup final|Finals]]
|chaser1=[[Vasily Dimitrov]]
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| team-width =
|chaser2=[[Clara Ivanova]]
+
| RD1-seed01 = [[File:Flag of Côte d'Ivoire.png|20px]]
|chaser3=[[Alexei Levski]]
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| RD1-team01 = [[Ivorian National Quidditch team|Ivory Coast]]
|beater1=[[Pyotr Vulchanov]]
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| RD1-score01 = 100
|beater2=[[Ivan Volkov]]
+
| RD1-seed02 = [[File:Flag of Norway.png|20px]]
|keeper=[[Lev Zograf]]
+
| RD1-team02 = '''[[Norwegian National Quidditch team|Norway]]'''
|seeker=[[Viktor Krum]]
+
| RD1-score02 = '''340'''
|subs=
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| RD1-seed03 = [[File:Flag of Bulgaria.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team03 = '''[[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]]'''
  +
| RD1-score03 = '''410'''
  +
| RD1-seed04 = [[File:New Zealand Flag.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team04 = [[New Zealand National Quidditch team|New Zealand]]
  +
| RD1-score04 = 170
  +
| RD1-seed05 = [[File:800px-Flag of Japan.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team05 = '''[[Japanese National Quidditch team|Japan]]'''
  +
| RD1-score05 = '''350'''
  +
| RD1-seed06 = [[File:Flag of Poland.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team06 = [[Polish National Quidditch team|Poland]]
  +
| RD1-score06 = 140
  +
| RD1-seed07 = [[File:800px-Flag of Fiji.svg.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team07 = [[Fijian National Quidditch team|Fiji]]
  +
| RD1-score07 = 160
  +
| RD1-seed08 = [[File:Flag of Nigeria.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team08 = '''[[Nigerian National Quidditch team|Nigeria]]'''
  +
| RD1-score08 = '''400'''
  +
| RD1-seed09 = [[File:Flag of Jamaica.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team09 = [[Jamaican National Quidditch team|Jamaica]]
  +
| RD1-score09 = 230
  +
| RD1-seed10 = [[File:American Flag.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team10 = '''[[American National Quidditch team|USA]]'''
  +
| RD1-score10 = '''240'''
  +
| RD1-seed11 = [[File:Flag of Chad.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team11 = [[Chadian National Quidditch team|Chad]]
  +
| RD1-score11 = 330
  +
| RD1-seed12 = [[File:Flag of Liechtenstein.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team12 = '''[[Liechtenstein National Quidditch team|Liechtenstein]]'''
  +
| RD1-score12 = '''470'''
  +
| RD1-seed13 = [[File:720px-Flag of Brazil.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team13 = '''[[Brazilian National Quidditch team|Brazil]]'''
  +
| RD1-score13 = '''100'''
  +
| RD1-seed14 = [[File:Flag of Haiti.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team14 = [[Haitian National Quidditch team|Haiti]]
  +
| RD1-score14 = DQ*
  +
| RD1-seed15 = [[File:German Flag.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team15 = [[German National Quidditch team|Germany]]
  +
| RD1-score15 = 100
  +
| RD1-seed16 = [[File:Flag of Wales 2.png|20px]]
  +
| RD1-team16 = '''[[Welsh National Quidditch team|Wales]]'''
  +
| RD1-score16 = '''330'''
  +
| RD2-seed01 = [[File:Flag of Norway.png|20px]]
  +
| RD2-team01 = [[Norwegian National Quidditch team|Norway]]
  +
| RD2-score01 = 20
  +
| RD2-seed02 = [[File:Flag of Bulgaria.png|20px]]
  +
| RD2-team02 = '''[[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]]'''
  +
| RD2-score02 = '''170'''
  +
| RD2-seed03 = [[File:800px-Flag of Japan.png|20px]]
  +
| RD2-team03 = '''[[Japanese National Quidditch team|Japan]]'''
  +
| RD2-score03 = '''270'''
  +
| RD2-seed04 = [[File:Flag of Nigeria.png|20px]]
  +
| RD2-team04 = [[Nigerian National Quidditch team|Nigeria]]
  +
| RD2-score04 = 100
  +
| RD2-seed05 = [[File:American Flag.png|20px]]
  +
| RD2-team05 = '''[[American National Quidditch team|USA]]'''
  +
| RD2-score05 = '''450'''
  +
| RD2-seed06 = [[File:Flag of Liechtenstein.png|20px]]
  +
| RD2-team06 = [[Liechtenstein National Quidditch team|Liechtenstein]]
  +
| RD2-score06 = 290
  +
| RD2-seed07 = [[File:720px-Flag of Brazil.png|20px]]
  +
| RD2-team07 = '''[[Brazilian National Quidditch team|Brazil]]'''
  +
| RD2-score07 = '''460'''
  +
| RD2-seed08 = [[File:Flag of Wales 2.png|20px]]
  +
| RD2-team08 = [[Welsh National Quidditch team|Wales]]
  +
| RD2-score08 = 300
  +
| RD3-seed01 = [[File:Flag of Bulgaria.png|20px]]
  +
| RD3-team01 = '''[[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]]'''
  +
| RD3-score01 = '''610'''
  +
| RD3-seed02 = [[File:800px-Flag of Japan.png|20px]]
  +
| RD3-team02 = [[Japanese National Quidditch team|Japan]]
  +
| RD3-score02 = 460
  +
| RD3-seed03 = [[File:American Flag.png|20px]]
  +
| RD3-team03 = [[American National Quidditch team|USA]]
  +
| RD3-score03 = 310
  +
| RD3-seed04 = [[File:720px-Flag of Brazil.png|20px]]
  +
| RD3-team04 = '''[[Brazilian National Quidditch team|Brazil]]'''
  +
| RD3-score04 = '''420'''
  +
| RD4-seed01 = [[File:Flag of Bulgaria.png|20px]]
  +
| RD4-team01 = '''[[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]]'''
  +
| RD4-score01 = '''170'''
  +
| RD4-seed02 = [[File:720px-Flag of Brazil.png|20px]]
  +
| RD4-team02 = [[Brazilian National Quidditch team|Brazil]]
  +
| RD4-score02 = 60
 
}}
 
}}
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:<nowiki>*</nowiki><small>Disqualified (90 points + [[Snitchnip|illegal capture of the Snitch]]).</small>
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:<small>NB: There was a play-off between the semifinals losers to determine third place; Japan beat the USA 330 to 120.</small>
{{Quidditch team
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{{Clear}}
|name=English National Team
 
|years=
 
|bgcolor1=#A90A1A
 
|bgcolor2=#A90A1A
 
|chaser1=[[Edric Vosper]]
 
|chaser2=[[Avery Hawksworth]]
 
|chaser3=[[Keaton Flitney]]
 
|beater1=[[Dawn Withey]]
 
|beater2=[[Indira Choudry]]
 
|keeper=[[Denison Frisby]]
 
|seeker=[[Blythe Parkin]]
 
|subs=
 
}}
 
 
 
{{Quidditch team
 
|name=French National Team
 
|years=
 
|bgcolor1=#6BCAF2
 
|bgcolor2=#6BCAF2
 
|chaser1=[[Mathilde Mallard]]
 
|chaser2=[[Josephine Marat]]
 
|chaser3=[[Hildegarde Lafarge]]
 
|beater1=[[Alain Lacroix]]
 
|beater2=[[Ninon Saucet]]
 
|keeper=[[Bastien Janvier]]
 
|seeker=[[Cybèle Peltier]]
 
|subs=
 
}}
 
 
 
{{Quidditch team
 
|name=German National Team
 
|years=
 
|bgcolor1=#2B0B71
 
|bgcolor2=#2B0B71
 
|chaser1=[[Kurt Todt]]
 
|chaser2=[[Kursten Blijk]]
 
|chaser3=[[Igor Brand]]
 
|beater1=[[Katrina von Glockenspieler]]
 
|beater2=[[Elena Eldritch]]
 
|keeper=[[Hermann Wiel]]
 
|seeker=[[Konrad Weiss]]
 
|subs=
 
}}
 
 
 
{{Quidditch team
 
|name=Irish National Team
 
|years=
 
|bgcolor1=#009A63
 
|bgcolor2=#FF823D
 
|chaser1=[[Mullet]]
 
|chaser2=[[Troy]]
 
|chaser3=[[Moran]]
 
|beater1=[[Connolly]]
 
|beater2=[[Quigley]]
 
|keeper=[[Barry Ryan]]
 
|seeker=[[Aidan Lynch]]
 
|subs=
 
}}
 
 
 
{{Quidditch team
 
|name=Japanese National Team
 
|years=
 
|bgcolor1=#E82F2F
 
|bgcolor2=#009A63
 
|chaser1=[[Noriyuki Sato]]
 
|chaser2=[[Yoshihiro Suzuki]]
 
|chaser3=[[Ryotaro Tanaka]]
 
|beater1=[[Minaka Takahashi]]
 
|beater2=[[Keiko Takahashi]]
 
|keeper=[[Tamotsu Iwamoto]]
 
|seeker=[[Shizuka Watanabe]]
 
|subs=
 
}}
 
 
 
{{Quidditch team
 
|name=Nordic National Team
 
|years=
 
|bgcolor1=Orange
 
|bgcolor2=Orange
 
|chaser1=[[Olaf Andersen]]
 
|chaser2=[[Lorre Gustafson]]
 
|chaser3=[[Peter Hansen]]
 
|beater1=[[Asgard Pettersson]]
 
|beater2=[[Asgeir Knutsen]]
 
|keeper=[[Martin Helstrom]]
 
|seeker=[[Tina Lundstrom]]
 
|subs=
 
}}
 
 
 
{{Quidditch team
 
|name=Spanish National Team
 
|years=
 
|bgcolor1=Yellow
 
|bgcolor2=Red
 
|chaser1=[[Carmen Garcia]]
 
|chaser2=[[Chavelle Arbelo Cartaya]]
 
|chaser3=[[Ana de Lebron]]
 
|beater1=[[Vasco Santini]]
 
|beater2=[[Tiago Montoya]]
 
|keeper=[[Sendelina de la Felino|Sendelina Felino]]
 
|seeker=[[Iñigo Fuente|Iñigo Fuente Marrero]]
 
|subs=
 
}}
 
 
===[[1998]]===
 
[[File:QuibblerQWC.jpg|thumb|200px|left|An issue of ''[[The Quibbler]]'' announcing the cancellation of the Quidditch World Cup.]]
 
{{Quote|YOU-KNOW-WHO CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM: QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP CANCELLED AMID DEATH THREATS.|''[[The Quibbler]]'' headline.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1}}
 
During the [[Death Eater]] [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|regime]] over Britain in [[1997]]-[[1998]], the Quidditch World Cup was reportedly cancelled. This resulted in a number of death threats directed to the [[British Ministry of Magic]].<ref name="DHpt1_script">[http://www.oclumencia.com.br/2011/01/divulgado-roteiro-completo-de-reliquias-da-morte-parte-1/ "Divulgado roteiro COMPLETO de ''Relíquias da Morte: Parte 1'' - FULL ''Deathly Hallows: Part 1'' script released″] on [http://www.oclumencia.com.br/ Oclumencia.com.br.] (translation [http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oclumencia.com.br%2F2011%2F01%2Fdivulgado-roteiro-completo-de-reliquias-da-morte-parte-1%2F&lp=pt_en&btnTrUrl=Translate here])</ref> It's unknown if after the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], the de-corrupted Ministry (now led by [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]) still managed to organise the World Cup in time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
==Winners==
 
==Winners==
 
*[[1470s|1473]] - [[Transylvanian National Quidditch team|Transylvania]] or [[Flanders National Quidditch team|Flanders]]
 
*[[1470s|1473]] - [[Transylvanian National Quidditch team|Transylvania]] or [[Flanders National Quidditch team|Flanders]]
*[[1994]] - [[File:Irelandcrest.JPG|20px]] [[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]]
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*[[1966 Quidditch World Cup|1966]] - [[File:Australian.png|10px]] [[Australian National Quidditch team|Australia]]
*[[1998]] - Cancelled due to [[Death Eater]] [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|regime]] over Britain
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*[[1974 Quidditch World Cup|1974]] - [[Syrian National Quidditch team|Syria]]
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*[[1990 Quidditch World Cup|1990]] - [[Canadian National Quidditch team|Canada]]
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*[[1994 Quidditch World Cup|1994]] - [[File:Irelandcrest.JPG|20px]] [[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]]
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*[[1998 Quidditch World Cup|1998]] - [[Malawian National Quidditch team|Malawi]]
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*[[2002 Quidditch World Cup|2002]] - [[Egyptian National Quidditch team|Egypt]]
  +
*[[2006 Quidditch World Cup|2006]] - [[Burkinabé National Quidditch team|Burkina Faso]]
  +
*[[2010 Quidditch World Cup|2010]] - [[Moldovan National Quidditch team|Moldova]]
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*[[2014 Quidditch World Cup|2014]] - [[File:Bulgariacrest.JPG|20px]] [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]]
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
[[File:Stadium.jpg|250px|thumb|right|The [[Quidditch World Cup Stadium]] in [[1994]]]]
 
[[File:Stadium.jpg|250px|thumb|right|The [[Quidditch World Cup Stadium]] in [[1994]]]]
*The mathematics relating to the Quidditch World Cup are contradictory. If the Cup is held every four years and Harry is attending the 422nd match, it should have started in [[First millennium A.D.|310]] rather than 1473. It is perhaps possible that early in the origins of the Cup, the competition was played more often than every four years. If this is the case, it seems that the Quidditch World Cup could possibly have been held annually until [[1860s|1862]] (the 389th World Cup), after which it was held every four years, correctly placing the 422nd Quidditch World Cup in [[1994]]. But calculated correctly, beginning in 1473 and occurring every four years, the World Cup Harry attended should be the 131st, and it should have been held in the summer of 1993, before he began his [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|third year]] at Hogwarts.
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*The cup was held every four years until the Tournament that Nobody Remembers, at which point it was held two years in a row because nobody recalled it. Then it was held every four years again from 1878 onwards.
**Furthermore, in chapter 3 of {{GOF}}, Mrs. Weasley mentions in her letter to Harry that "''Britain hasn't hosted the Cup for thirty years''". Although the Cup is supposedly held every four years, thirty is not a multiple of four. It is possible that Mrs. Weasley is meaning thirty times in every fourth year or has rounded for simplicity.
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*The mathematics relating to the World Cup are contradictory, as if 1994 cup was the 422nd, the tournament should have begun in [[First millennium A.D.|310]] rather than 1473, as it is a proud boast of the [[International Confederation of Wizards' Quidditch Committee]] that the competition has been held only every four years, not more or less, since 1473.
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*In chapter 3 of {{GOF}}, Mrs Weasley mentions in her letter to Harry that "''Britain hasn't hosted the Cup for thirty years''"; thirty, however, is not a multiple of four, and so it could be assumed that she was simply rounding.
 
*The Quidditch World Cup seems to corresponds to the Muggle [[Wikipedia:FIFA World Cup|Football World Cup]], which takes place every four years, is hosted by a different nation at each occurrence, and has the best players from many countries participating in it. Furthermore, British nations frequently disappoint at this tournament, despite characteristic high hopes.
 
*The Quidditch World Cup seems to corresponds to the Muggle [[Wikipedia:FIFA World Cup|Football World Cup]], which takes place every four years, is hosted by a different nation at each occurrence, and has the best players from many countries participating in it. Furthermore, British nations frequently disappoint at this tournament, despite characteristic high hopes.
*A wizard ([[Archie Aymslowe|Archie]]) attendant at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup declined 'male-appropriate' attire- thus high-lighting gender-role rules in [[Muggle]] culture.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Harry appears to support [[Bulgaria]]; however, in the book, Harry, along with all the others, supports [[Ireland]]. Also, Ron appears to be wearing both colours (possibly as a split decision between the Irish "team" and the Bulgarian "Seeker")
 
*In the film adaptation, Fudge does the commentary instead of Bagman and Winky because their roles are omitted from the film version.
 
*The actual World Cup is not physically seen in the film adaptation of ''Goblet of Fire''.
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Quidditch Through the Ages]]''
 
*''[[Quidditch Through the Ages]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Film Wizardry]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Film Wizardry]]''
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
   
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[[es:Copa Mundial de Quidditch]]
 
[[fr:Coupe du Monde de Quidditch]]
 
[[fr:Coupe du Monde de Quidditch]]
 
[[ru:Чемпионат мира по квиддичу]]
 
[[ru:Чемпионат мира по квиддичу]]
 
[[Category:Quidditch competitions]]
 
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[[Category:Quidditch World Cup]]

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Quidditch World Cup Trophy
Quidditch World Cup
Quidditch Tournament information
Founded

1473

Format

Knockout

Fixtures v each team

1

Held

Different country every four years

Participants
Trophy

Gold with a Snitch on top

Winners
Behind the scenes

The Quidditch World Cup (also called the World Cup or World Championship)[1] has been held every four years since 1473. The competition sees Quidditch teams representing countries around the world compete for the World Cup.

Format and QualifyingEdit

The number of participating countries varies from tournament to tournament. Any country may enter a team within twelve months of the previous final.[2]

Quidditch World Cup QualifyingEdit

Sixteen separate groups of teams are formed. Each team plays all of the other teams in their group over a two year period. During the group phase there is a cap of four hours on every game to avoid player exhaustion. On the occasion that the game ends after four hours of play and the Snitch isn't caught, the result is decided on goals. A win earns two points. In addition to these two points a win by 150 points earns five points, by 100 points an extra three points and by 50 points an extra one point. If two teams are level on points, they are separated by whichever team captured the Snitch most often, or most quickly during their matches. The sixteen teams who have finished top of the sixteen groups qualify for the World Cup.[2]

The Quidditch World CupEdit

The tournament proper is straight knockout. The sixteen qualified countries are ranked according to how many points they obtained in the qualifying groups. The team who won the most points play the team who earned the least, the team who earned the second most play the team who earned the second least, and so on. This theoretically allows the two best teams from the qualifying phase to meet in the final.[2] For the 2014 Quidditch World Cup though, Nigeria and Norway were the top seeded teams and could face each other as early as the semi-finals.

Recorded World CupsEdit

1473Edit

This was the first ever Quidditch World Cup. Only European teams participated. The final was contested between Flanders and Transylvania. During the match, all 700 known fouls were committed (and several new ones subsequently created), including the Transfiguration of a Chaser into a polecat, the attempted decapitation of a Keeper with a broadsword, and the release of a hundred vampire bats from underneath the robes of the Transylvanian Captain.[3]

17th centuryEdit

Non-European teams compete in the tournament for the first time.[3]

1809Edit

The ghastly climax of the 1809 final between Romania and New Spain (what is now known as Mexico) has gone down in wizarding history as the worst exhibition of temper ever given by an individual player. Niko Nenad’s teammates had become so concerned by his ferocious outbursts during the quarter- and semi-finals that they tried to persuade their manager to substitute him for the final, advice that was sadly ignored by the ambitious old wizard. After the game, Nenad’s teammate Ivan Popa (winner of an International Wizarding Order of Merit for his life-saving actions during the catastrophe) told an international inquiry, ‘over the preceding weeks we’d seen Niko beat himself over the head with his broom and set fire to his own feet in frustration. I’d personally stopped him strangling two referees. However, I had no suspicion about what he was planning to do if the final didn’t go our way. I mean, who’d suspect that? You’d have to be as mental as he was.’ Precisely when and how Nenad managed to jinx an entire forest on the edge of the West Siberian Plain is open to speculation, although he is thought to have had accomplices among unprincipled fans and was later proven to have paid local Dark wizards substantial sums. After two hours of play, Romania were behind on points and looking tired. It was then that Nenad deliberately hit a Bludger out of the stadium into the forest beyond the pitch. The effect was instantaneous and murderous. The trees sprang to life, wrenched their roots out of the ground and marched upon the stadium, flattening everything in their path, causing numerous injuries and several fatalities. What had been a Quidditch match turned swiftly into a human versus tree battle, which the wizards won only after seven hours’ hard fighting. Nenad was not prosecuted [since] he had been killed early on by a particularly violent spruce.[3]

1878Edit

The 1878 Cup was a restaging of the 1877 Cup (dubbed 'The Tournament That No One Remembers').[2]

20th centuryEdit

Argentina and Brazil reached the quarter finals.[3]

c.1964Edit

Britain hosted the World Cup.[4]

1966Edit

Australia won this tournament, with Chaser Royston Idlewind.[2]

1974Edit

Syria won this tournament over Madagascar. During the tournament, the crowd's Dissimulators became wands, breaking Royston Idlewind's new wand ban, who promptly resigned.[2]

1986Edit

The American National Quidditch team participated in the Quidditch World Cup. Maximus Brankovitch III was their captain and Seeker.

1990Edit

The U.S.A. participated in this year's World Cup. Brankovitch III was their captain again.[5] The final went on for five days, in which Scotland suffered a bitter defeat against Canada.[6]

1994Edit

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The 1994 world cup

The 422nd World Cup was organised by the International Quidditch Association. Its official sponsors were Butterbeer, Pumpkin juice, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Nimbus 2001.[7]

Ireland flattened Peru in the semi-finals to set up a meeting with Bulgaria. The Bulgarians had won the last twelve Eastern European Championship and had a "rock solid defence". Ireland were another defensively strong team, but they also managed to score as many points as nearly every team in the World Cup.[7]

The British nations didn't fare well; England were beaten 390 to 10 by Transylvania, Scotland lost to Luxembourg, and Wales lost to Uganda.[8]

Krumquidditch

Viktor Krum at the 1994 World Cup.

The stadium built for the 422nd World Cup took a Ministry of Magic task force a year to construct, and could hold one hundred thousand spectators.[7]

The 422nd Quidditch World Cup final was held on 22 August, 1994 in England, between Ireland and Bulgaria. Ludovic Bagman provided the match commentary. Ireland wore green robes with each player's name embroidered in silver on their back. They all flew Firebolt broomsticks and Leprechauns served as the team's mascots. Veela were Bulgaria's mascots and they played in robes of scarlet. Irish Chaser, Troy scored the first goal of the match. After another two Irish goals, Ivanova registered Bulgaria's opening score. Then Ireland's Seeker Aidan Lynch was fooled by Viktor Krum's Wronski Feint, but managed to continue play after the aid of some mediwizards. Fifteen minutes later Ireland had stretched their lead to 130-10, when their Chaser Mullet was fouled by the Bulgarian Keeper, Zograf, and was awarded a penalty. This led to anarchy, with another penalty being awarded to Ireland and referee Hassan Mostafa being distracted by the Veela. Quigley sent a Bludger towards Krum which broke his nose. Lynch then spotted the Snitch, but was beaten in the race for it by Krum. Despite this, Ireland still ran out the victors. The final score was 170-160. The Irish team performed a lap of honour before being presented with the Quidditch World Cup in the stadium's Top Box (Lynch had to be supported by Moran and Connolly).[9]

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The Death Eaters' riot

Shortly after the final match at the World Cup, a riot broke out as Death Eaters began attacking the tents of wizards and witches as well as a Muggle family. They levitated, tormented, and humiliated Mr. and Mrs. Roberts. Various Ministry officials such as Arthur Weasley tried to help the Muggles.

In the chaos that erupted, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley ended up wandering in the woods, where they ran into Draco Malfoy. He taunted them over the fact that the Death Eaters would target a Muggle-born like Hermione if they found her. Also during this time, Barty Crouch Jr. managed to break out of his father's Imperius Curse, steal Harry's wand, and cast Morsmordre. When the Death Eaters spotted the Dark Mark in the sky, they fled, something Lord Voldemort scorned them for upon his return in the following year.

The results of the Cup were:

  • Transylvania defeated England, 390-10
  • Luxembourg defeated Scotland
  • Uganda defeated Wales
  • Semi-final: Ireland defeated Peru
  • Final: Ireland defeated Bulgaria, 170-160

1998Edit

QuibblerQWC

An issue of The Quibbler announcing the cancellation of the Quidditch World Cup.

"YOU-KNOW-WHO CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM: QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP CANCELLED AMID DEATH THREATS."
The Quibbler headline.[src]
During the Death Eater regime over Britain in 1997-1998, the Quidditch World Cup was reportedly cancelled. This resulted in a number of death threats directed to the British Ministry of Magic.[10] After the Battle of Hogwarts, the de-corrupted Ministry (now led by Kingsley Shacklebolt) still managed to organise the World Cup, in which Malawi won over Senegal in the finals.

2002Edit

Egypt won against Bulgaria when Rawya Zaghloul caught the Snitch right before Viktor Krum. It was such a loss that Viktor Krum then tearfully resigned.

2006Edit

Burkina Faso won against France. The Burkinabé Seeker Joshua Sankara, became the Minister of Magic in his country for 2 days before he resigned to continue playing Quidditch.

2010Edit

Moldova won against China. The match lasted 3 days, and contained some of the finest Quidditch ever seen.

2014Edit

  First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire  Ivory Coast 100  
Flag of Norway  Norway 340  
  Flag of Norway  Norway 20  
  Flag of Bulgaria  Bulgaria 170  
Flag of Bulgaria  Bulgaria 410
New Zealand Flag  New Zealand 170  
  Flag of Bulgaria  Bulgaria 610  
  800px-Flag of Japan  Japan 460  
800px-Flag of Japan  Japan 350  
Flag of Poland  Poland 140  
  800px-Flag of Japan  Japan 270
  Flag of Nigeria  Nigeria 100  
800px-Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 160
Flag of Nigeria  Nigeria 400  
  Flag of Bulgaria  Bulgaria 170
  720px-Flag of Brazil  Brazil 60
Flag of Jamaica  Jamaica 230  
American Flag  USA 240  
  American Flag  USA 450
  Flag of Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 290  
Flag of Chad  Chad 330
Flag of Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 470  
  American Flag  USA 310
  720px-Flag of Brazil  Brazil 420  
720px-Flag of Brazil  Brazil 100  
Flag of Haiti  Haiti DQ*  
  720px-Flag of Brazil  Brazil 460
  Flag of Wales 2  Wales 300  
German Flag  Germany 100
Flag of Wales 2  Wales 330  
*Disqualified (90 points + illegal capture of the Snitch).
NB: There was a play-off between the semifinals losers to determine third place; Japan beat the USA 330 to 120.


WinnersEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Stadium

The Quidditch World Cup Stadium in 1994

  • The cup was held every four years until the Tournament that Nobody Remembers, at which point it was held two years in a row because nobody recalled it. Then it was held every four years again from 1878 onwards.
  • The mathematics relating to the World Cup are contradictory, as if 1994 cup was the 422nd, the tournament should have begun in 310 rather than 1473, as it is a proud boast of the International Confederation of Wizards' Quidditch Committee that the competition has been held only every four years, not more or less, since 1473.
  • In chapter 3 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Mrs Weasley mentions in her letter to Harry that "Britain hasn't hosted the Cup for thirty years"; thirty, however, is not a multiple of four, and so it could be assumed that she was simply rounding.
  • The Quidditch World Cup seems to corresponds to the Muggle Football World Cup, which takes place every four years, is hosted by a different nation at each occurrence, and has the best players from many countries participating in it. Furthermore, British nations frequently disappoint at this tournament, despite characteristic high hopes.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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