This Quidditch World Cup tournament was notable for:
- the heightened security measures put in place because of the chaos following the appearance of the Dark Mark at the 1994 World Cup;
- being only the second all-Africa final (Senegal v Malawi); and
- the arrest of the Senegalese team mascots. (Pm)
The enhanced security at this Quidditch World Cup is also likely to have been deemed necessary due to the recent defeat a few months previously of Lord Voldemort. Such a large profile event could have provided opportunities for revenge by any supporters of the Dark Lord then still at large.