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The greatest players on the planet battle it out at the 2020/21 World Darts Championship.

This year’s World Championship will feature a star-studded field of 96 players competing for £2.5 million in prize money and the iconic Sid Waddell Trophy at London’s Alexandra Palace from December 15 to January 3.

The First Round sees the 32 ProTour Order of Merit Qualifiers pitted against the 32 international and domestic Qualifiers, with the winners set to take on the top 32 seeded players from the PDC Order of Merit in Round Two.

Following a three-day Christmas break, the third and fourth rounds will be held from December 27-30, with the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and final held from January 1-3.

Peter Wright is the defending champion after he defeated Michael van Gerwen 7-3 in the final on New Year’s Day to become the ninth different winner of a PDC World Championship.

The world number two is bidding to become only the fourth different player to have successfully retained the PDC world title.

Three-time champion Van Gerwen is out to add to his tally which began with victory over Wright in the 2014 final, having won the UK Open and Players Championship Finals this season.

World Grand Prix champion Gerwyn Price is on the hunt for his first world title, having reached the Semi-Finals for the first time last year.

Rob Cross, Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis have all lifted this iconic trophy in recent years and will be determined to restore their former glories.

Premier League champion Glen Durrant, two-time semi-finalist Nathan Aspinall, Grand Slam champion Jose De Sousa and World Matchplay champion Dimitri van den Bergh will also be eyeing the top prize.

Former world finalists in action include Michael Smith, Simon Whitlock and the returning Andy Hamilton.

Notable debutants include two-time BDO World Champion Scott Waites, Dutch ace Martijn Kleermaker, women’s qualifier Deta Hedman and Challenge Tour star David Evans.

International qualifiers include 66-year-old Paul Lim, Croatia’s Boris Krčmar, Brazil’s Diogo Portela and New Zealand’s Haupai Puha.