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Quidditch World Cup 1998

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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)

Timeline Notes

Quidditch World Cup tournaments take place over several months, with the final match falling in July (as in 2014, Pm) or August (as in 1994, GF8).



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.

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

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