"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)
- The first fixture of the tournament was an easily won match against New Zealand, as one of the NZ Chasers was sent off for a collision that was ruled to be deliberate (Pm).
- A very short match of 42 minutes against Norway was won by 170 points to 20 following Seeker Viktor Krum's early catch of the Snitch (Pm).
- During the semi-final match against Japan (won by 610 points to 460), Vulchanov, showing his complete commitment to the success of the team, was knocked unconscious while protecting Krum (Pm).
- Bulgaria were the winners of the 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).
Vulchanov derives from the Bulgarian word вулка́н (vulkan) meaning "volcano" (Dict.com: Bulgarian-English) and the name is similar to that of Bulgarian cinema actor and director Rangel Valchanov (Wikipedia).
From the Web
Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv