"....came too far out of the scoring circle, allowing Alonso to slip past and sneak a goal that took Brazil ten points ahead"
-- match report USA v Brazil, Daily Prophet, 4 July 2014 (QWC)
Prior to the semi-finals, Ludo Bagman had adjudged Alonso to be the “Outstanding player” from the Brazilian Team. The Daily Prophet felt that the Chasers from Brazil had been “one of the joys of the tournament”. However, Brazil lost the final match to Bulgaria by 170 points to 60, following an exciting race for the Snitch by the two Seekers (QWC).
Other canon notes and references
Alejandra means "defender of men" and derives Old Greek alexein ("to ward off, defend") and aner ("man") (Baby Namespedia).
Alonso is a Spanish surname of Germanic origin (via the Visigoths), often used by Spanish royalty. It derives from the ancient name Adafuns (adal meaning "noble" and funs meaning "active, ready") (Surname Database).
As she comes from Brazil, Alonso may well have attended the Castelobruxo Wizarding School.
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Writing by J K Rowling on WizardingWorld (Pottermore): The Daily Prophet
Writing by J K Rowling on Imgur (Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, originally from Pottermore):
- History of the Quidditch World Cup
- Quidditch World Cup 1990-2014
- Match reports and articles from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup
MuggleNet: The Best Moments of the Quidditch World Cup
TheLeakyCauldron: Quidditch World Cup: Shadows of the Future?
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