"We've been underdogs all through this tournament. We have nothing to lose and everything to win. We'll leave everything out there."
-- Boris Vulchanov, interviewed before the Bulgaria v Japan semi-final 2014 (Pm)
Bulgaria were the winners of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament, finally beating Brazil in a thrilling match by 170 points to 60. Beaters Vulchanov and Draganov were able to prevent Brazil’s Chasers from running up the score by their strong defensive tactics during the game (Pm).
Other canon notes and references
Boris is a Slavonic name, the short form of Borislav and derives from boru (meaning "fight, battle") (Baby Namespedia).
Lexicon list of Beaters
From the Web
Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:
- History of the Quidditch World Cup
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup reports
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup final
- The Daily Prophet
Pottermore enhanced reading experience: Quidditch World Cup
Screenshots of the original Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore: Imgur archive
Harry Potter Wiki: Boris Vulchanov