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Did Pottermore contradict the J.K. Rowling books?

July 20, 2014

The football World Cup was the sporting event of the year, and like J.K. Rowling showed in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the tournament happened at the same time that the Quidditch World Cup. With Pottermore in one of its less popular moments since its creation, the idea of telling the progress of the World Cup through The Daily Prophet offices in Diagon Alley was good to raise visitors and attract new fans of the franchise.

Since April, when we found out about the tournament and read the opening ceremony through Ginny Potter’s words, we have been following each match. They were fun reports, including the gossip column by Rita Skeeter – despite it appeared in the press giving  as a the new story of an adult Harry Potter.

Last Friday, July 11th, was the final match between Brazil and Bulgaria. To raise the expectations, the Pottermore official blog, Pottermore Insider, published a post with 10 facts you should know before the final. The problem is that one of these facts contradicts what J.K. Rowling published in one of her books: Quidditch Through the Ages.

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This fact contradicts this paragraph in Quidditch through the Ages, where Rowling clearly said that Brazil never won a Quidditch World Cup, and that Peru could be the first Latin American champion:

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If the previous fact would have been published in the Pottermore platform with the label that proves that is new content written by J.K. Rowling, there wouldn’t be discussion. The issue comes that the fact appeared in the Pottermore blog, and we can’t confirm that it was checked by Rowling – it was written by the editor of the blog.

However, this was not the only contradiction. In the USA vs BRA report, it says:

Meanwhile Brazil, a once-great side who have lost their way in recent years, are fighting for their first final since 1982.

So, what’s the final word on this? What do you think?

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