"Brazil has won the Quidditch World Cup five times, but the nineties and early noughties were generally considered wilderness years for this once great side."
-- Ludo Bagman in the Daily Prophet, 2 July 2014 (Pm)
- The national team won the Quidditch World Cup five times prior to the 1990s (Pm), reaching the quarter-final stages of the tournament during the last century (QA8).
- The team were runners-up in the 1982 Quidditch World Cup, their last time in a final match prior to 2014 (Pm).
- A young Brazilian team came close to success in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (Pm):
- The team mascots were Curupiras (Pm).
- They flew Varåpidos brooms (Pm).
- Members of the 2014 team were Fernando Diaz, Alejandra Alonso and Gonçalo Flores (Chasers); Rafael Santos and Carlos Clodoaldo (Beaters); Raul Almeida (Keeper); and Tony Silva (Seeker) (Pm).
- The team manager was José Barboza (Pm).
- Their first match against Haitian National Team was cut short at 100 points to 90, when the Haitians were disqualified after the illegal capture of the Snitch by Beater Jean-Baptiste Bloncourt (Pm).
- Barboza made some unfortunate remarks about the Welsh National side to Rita Skeeter before the tournament began and was subsequently threatened by their manager, Gwenog Jones. Following their win over her team in the quarter-finals, Gwenog followed through on her threats. Fortunately, Barboza's face was healed in time for subsequent matches (Pm).
- Their semi-final against the USA lasted for two days and featuring numerous pressure and fatigue-caused drops of the Quaffle and mis-hit Bludgers. Brazil won by 420 points to USA's 310 after a thrilling race by the two Seekers for the Snitch (Pm).
- They ultimately lost to the Bulgarian National Team by 170 points to 60 in an emotional match, which ended when veteran Seeker Viktor Krum caught the Snitch (Pm).
Although there are a lot of sports being played and watched in Brazil, there are not any wizarding sports listed on their Wikipedia page (Wikipedia).
From the Web
Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup
Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv