Today, the United States faces Brazil in the first semi-final match of the Cup. Ginny Potter is reporting live from the game in the Patagonia Desert for the Daily Prophet.
If one word summarises this semi-final so far, it is: nerves. Careless errors have littered the match, undoubtedly because a place in the final means so much to both sides. The USA has already climbed higher in the tournament than they have ever managed before, and 2014 will mark their emergence as a major force in the sport. Meanwhile Brazil, a once-great side who have lost their way in recent years, are fighting for their first final since 1982. The stakes are high and it is perhaps not to be wondered at that players are showing signs of pressure.
Visit the Daily Prophet offices in Diagon Alley on Pottermore.com to read Ginny’s report on the game.
The game is still going on for now and tomorrow we should receive another game update. The second semi-final game will take place this Sunday between Bulgaria and Japan.
Update: Pottermore has now revealed the winner of this semi-final match. Visit the site to find out which team was defeated and which team will move onto the finals.
As most of you already know, J.K. Rowling is writing the Quidditch World Cup reports in the voice of her character, Ginny Potter.
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