The Quidditch World Cup 1809 tournament is especially remembered for “The Attack of the Killer Forest“, after a disastrous event followed the final match between Romania and New Spain (QWC).
Quidditch World Cup tournaments take place over several months, with the final match falling in July, as in 2014 (QWC) or August, as in 1994 (GF8).
The heroic efforts of Romanian player Ivan Popa were recognised with an International Wizarding Order of Merit following the enquiry into his teammate's evil actions (QWC).
Lexicon timeline of Quidditch
Lexicon list of World Quidditch teams
From the Web
Writing by J K Rowling on WizardingWorld (Pottermore): The History of the Quidditch World Cup
Writing by J K Rowling on Imgur (Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, originally from Pottermore):
Harry Potter Wiki: Quidditch World Cup
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