Cartoon Quidditch is back! While I might not have gotten around to the All-Star Game that would've concluded Season 3, I'll just let you readers imagine the action and outcome of that match, because I have something much bigger now, something that I hyped very much during the previous season that has finally taken flight; the Cartoon Quidditch World Cup!

In light of the current real-life FIFA World Cup, I decided that it was finally time for me to get back in the game, and what better way to do so than with a World Cup of my own? 16 teams, representing nations from all the major continents, have come together to compete in the first-ever Cartoon Quidditch World Cup! All of the nations who have teams in the World League of Cartoon Quidditch will be in it, along with many other new nations - many of which have characters that you WILL recognize...

And those nations are;

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

China

DR Congo

England

Finland

France

Italy

Japan

Mexico

New Zealand

Peru

Tanzania

United States

And now, here are the complete rosters for each national team;

[C] - denotes team captain

Australia

Chaser: Dex Hamilton (#12)

Chaser: Crysta (#76)

Chaser: Mumble (#56)

Beater: Wallabee Beatles (#4)

Beater: Memphis (#83)

Keeper: Droosha Hamdon (#48)

Seeker: Guy "SheZow" Hamdon [C] (#96)

Coach: Great Aunt Garnet

Belgium

Chaser: Clumsy Smurf (#3)

Chaser: Greedy Smurf (#7)

Chaser: Vanity Smurf (#22)

Beater: Hefty Smurf (#8)

Beater: Grouchy Smurf (#07)

Keeper: Handy Smurf (#08)

Seeker: Smurfette [C] (#69)

Coach: Papa Smurf

Brazil

Chaser: Raimundo Pedrosa [C] (#10)

Chaser: Nico (#41)

Chaser: Pedro (#61)

Beater: Nigel (#34)

Beater: Rafael (#43)

Keeper: Jewel (#55)

Seeker: Blu (#35)

Coach: Tulio Monteiro

Canada

Chaser: Piper (#64)

Chaser: Lauren Ridgemount (#30)

Chaser: Tyler Ridgemount (#38)

Beater: Nikki Wong (#13)

Beater: Jonesy Garcia (#69)

Keeper: Carver (#66)

Seeker: Aerrow [C] (#3)

Coach: Chris McLean

China

Chaser: Sagwa Miao (#32)

Chaser: Dongwa Miao (#17)

Chaser: Sheegwa Miao (#23)

Beater: Po [C] (#31)

Beater: Monkey (#13)

Keeper: Tigress (#20)

Seeker: Viper (#70)

Coach: Master Shifu

DR Congo

Chaser: Leone (#51)

Chaser: Rune (#58)

Chaser: Rukkio (#85)

Beater: Kimba [C] (#36)

Beater: Lyre (#63)

Keeper: Tomy (#73)

Seeker: Coco (#47)

Coach: Buzara

England

Chaser: Tommy Turnbull (#40)

Chaser: Lola Mbola (#4)

Chaser: Ferb Fletcher (#9)

Beater: Richard Watterson (#83)

Beater: Nicole Watterson (#38)

Keeper: Nigel Uno (#1)

Seeker: Robotboy [R] (#12)

Coach: Professor Moshimo

Finland

Chaser: Jay the Blue Bird (#10)

Chaser: Jake the Blue Bird (#01)

Chaser: Jim the Blue Bird (#11)

Beater: Chuck the Yellow Bird (#03)

Beater: Bomb the Black Bird (#02)

Keeper: Matilda the White Bird (#13)

Seeker: Red the Red Bird [R] (#18)

Coach: Terence the Big Brother Bird

France

Chaser: Sam (#33)

Chaser: Clover (#78)

Chaser: Alex (#32)

Beater: Ulrich Stern (#40)

Beater: Yumi Ishiyama (#34)

Keeper: Sissi Delmas (#31)

Seeker: Aelita Stones [C] (#20)

Coach: Jerry Lewis

Italy

Chaser: Bloom [C] (#47)

Chaser: Irma Lair (#21)

Chaser: Hay Lin (#20)

Beater: Musa (#54)

Beater: Tecna (#43)

Keeper: Cornelia Hale (#11)

Seeker: Will Vandom (#45)

Coach: Sky

Japan

Chaser: Goku [C] (#54)

Chaser: Gaara (#7)

Chaser: Ash Ketchum (#22)

Beater: Seto Kaiba (#30)

Beater: Shadow The Hedgehog (#60)

Keeper: Heero Yuy (#00)

Seeker: Sonic The Hedgehog (#76)

Coach: Maximillion Pegasus

Mexico

Chaser: Rikochet (#81)

Chaser: Buena Girl (#9)

Chaser: The Flea (#6)

Beater: Maria Rivera (#77)

Beater: Rodolfo Rivera (#72)

Keeper: Frida Suarez (#09)

Seeker: Manny Rivera [C] (#90)

Coach: Senor Hasbeena

New Zealand

Chaser: Valea Pepelo (#41)

Chaser: Sione Tapili (#39)

Chaser: Mila Jizovich (#23)

Beater: Jeff Da Maori (#27)

Beater: Mack McCorkenstein-Taifule (#46)

Keeper: Bobby Bababiba (#4)

Seeker: Vale Pepelo [C] (#40)

Coach: Pepelo Pepelo

Peru

Chaser: Chicha (#99)

Chaser: Chaca (#0)

Chaser: Tipo (#00)

Beater: Pacha (#96)

Beater: Kronk (#69)

Keeper: Emperor Kuzco [C] (#1)

Seeker: Bucky the Squirrel (#2)

Coach: Yzma

Tanzania

Chaser: Kiara (#58)

Chaser: Timon (#73)

Chaser: Pumbaa (#37)

Beater: Simba [C] (#63)

Beater: Nala (#36)

Keeper: Kovu (#85)

Seeker: Zazu (#74)

Coach: Rafiki

United States

Chaser: Danny Phantom (#16)

Chaser: Phineas Flynn (#43)

Chaser: Gwen Tennyson (#01)

Beater: Raven (#60)

Beater: Buttercup (#42)

Keeper: Stan Smith [C] (#36)

Seeker: Rainbow Dash (#20)

Coach: Charles Montgomery Burns

Now while the FIFA World Cup is going on in Brazil, the Cartoon Quidditch World Cup will be hosted by England, the birthplace of the game. And since London has more enough large stadiums to accomodate the matches, they will all be held there, at Wembley Stadium, Twickenham Stadium, Emirates Park and Stamford Bridge.

Also, like the FIFA World Cup, the Cartoon Quidditch World Cup will start with four groups of four teams each in a knockout stage. The top two teams from each group will move on to the quarterfinals, and the winners there go to the semifinals, which will then be followed by a third-place match and a final match to crown the inaugural Cartoon Quidditch World Cup champions!

That said, here will be the aforementioned groups, along with the stadiums they will each hold their matches in;

GROUP A (Wembley Stadium)

China

England

Italy

United States

GROUP B (Twickenham Stadium)

Brazil

Canada

Finland

France

GROUP C (Emirates Park)

Australia

Belgium

Peru

Tanzania

GROUP D (Stamford Bridge)

DR Congo

Mexico

New Zealand

Japan

Additionally, there will be two new ammenities added to Cartoon Quidditch in this World Cup;

First off, the 15-point shot. Analogous to the three-point shot, shots made from outside the scoring area will be worth 15 points instead of just 10, so as to encourage more high-risk maneuvers (as if there weren't already enough!)

Secondly, mascots! Each national team will have a creature of some sort serving as their mascot, pumping up their fans, spitting on opposing fans, attacking opposing mascots, and maybe even attacking other players...

So with that, stay tuned for the opening ceremonies!