Damon Heta and Simon Whitlock secure historic World Cup of Darts title for Australia

Damon Heta and Simon Whitlock delivered a maiden World Cup of Darts title for Australia on an historic night in Frankfurt, defeating Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton of Wales in the final.

Ten years on from suffering World Cup heartbreak in an extraordinary sudden death final against England, Whitlock gained redemption as he partnered Heta to glory at the Eissporthalle.

Australia had seen off former finalists Belgium and top seeds England on Finals Day, and became the fifth different nation to lift the coveted trophy with a convincing win over 2020 winners Wales.

“It’s life-changing,” admitted an emotional Whitlock. “I have dreamt about this moment my entire life and I’ve finally got there.

“It feels amazing. I had a great partner. Damon has been amazing. He’s a great friend, and he’s the best player on the planet right now. He is going to be the next world champion.”

Heta gave Australia the early impetus in the final with a whitewash win over a below-par Price, before Whitlock put the fifth seeds on the brink of history after battling past Clayton 4-2.

Whitlock struck the decisive blow with a 120 checkout to break throw in leg five, and despite missing six match darts at tops, the 53-year-old eventually closed it out at the seventh attempt to double their lead.

The 2012 runners-up continued their charge by opening up a two-leg lead in the pairs contest, but Price and Clayton produced a stirring fightback to prolong the drama.

The Welsh pair responded with legs of 15, 14 and 13 darts to force a final leg, only for Whitlock to miss a dart at double 18 for the title, and Clayton capitalised via double eight to clinch the pairs match and reduce the arrears to 2-1.

Clayton then had the opportunity to set up a grandstand finale between Whitlock and Price, but Heta had other ideas, producing a nerveless display in the biggest game of his life.

The 34-year-old averaged 99 and crashed in two 180s to fend off the former Premier League champion, pinning his favourite double 16 to spark jubilant celebrations from the Australian duo.

“Simon dragged me through the beginning,” admitted Heta, who defeated three of the world’s top eight on Sunday evening.

“I’m stoked for Simon and stoked for Australia with all the support we’ve had back home.

“Everything we are sacrificing being here and we’ve got the title in the bag. It’s an amazing feeling.”

Australia began Sunday’s action with a 2-1 victory over fourth seeds Belgium, producing a sensational Pairs performance to whitewash Dimitri Van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts.

After Heta was beaten by his Belgian housemate Van den Bergh in the opening rubber, Whitlock preserved their hopes with a 4-3 win over Huybrechts, averaging 101 in the process.

The Aussies then underlined their credentials in the Doubles decider, averaging 109 and rattling in legs of 11 and 12 darts midway through the contest to progress.

In the Semi-Finals, Heta recovered from 3-1 down to stun England’s Michael Smith, after the St Helens star bust 72 for a 4-1 success, while a rampant Whitlock whitewashed James Wade with a 103 average to complete the job.

Price and Clayton fell short in their pursuit of a second World Cup triumph, despite denying hosts Germany and four-time winners Netherlands to seal their spot in Sunday’s showpiece.

Price set the tone for the 2020 World Champions earlier in the day, posting the second highest individual average in World Cup history during his four-leg blitz of Martin Schindler.

The 37-year-old averaged 117.88, landed a ten-dart leg and converted a stunning 170 checkout to whitewash Schindler, before Clayton eased past German number one Gabriel Clemens 4-2 to seal the deal.

The second seeds then dispatched Dutch duo Danny Noppert and Dirk van Duijvenbode in the Semi-Finals, with Price closing out a 4-1 win over UK Open champion Noppert in the opening tie.

Clayton later came out on top in a high-quality affair against Van Duijvenbode, defying four 180s and legs of 11 and 12 darts from the Dutchman to complete successive Singles victories.

The Premier League duo were bidding to become the first side in World Cup history to recover from 2-0 down in the final to snatch the title, but they were unable to complete the comeback.

“We weren’t at our best in the final but Simon and Damon played fantastic,” said Price, appearing in his second final in three years.

“I said at the beginning of the tournament we’d play Australia in the final, but I predicted that we would win, so I was wrong there!

“We didn’t fire tonight, but we’ll be back and we will be stronger next year.”

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World Cup of Darts 2022 Day Four Results

Sunday June 19

Afternoon Session

Quarter-Finals

Netherlands 2-0 Northern Ireland
Singles One: Danny Noppert 4-2 Daryl Gurney
Singles Two: Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-3 Brendan Dolan

Wales 2-0 Germany
Singles One: Gerwyn Price 4-0 Martin Schindler
Singles Two: Jonny Clayton 4-2 Gabriel Clemens

Belgium 1-2 Australia
Singles One: Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-2 Damon Heta
Singles Two: Kim Huybrechts 3-4 Simon Whitlock
Doubles: Van den Bergh/Huybrechts 0-4 Heta/Whitlock

England 2-0 Scotland
Singles One: Michael Smith 4-0 John Henderson
Singles Two: James Wade 4-1 Peter Wright

Evening Session

Semi-Finals

Wales 2-0 Netherlands
Single One: Gerwyn Price 4-1 Danny Noppert
Singles Two: Jonny Clayton 4-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode

England 0-2 Australia
Singles One: Michael Smith 3-4 Damon Heta
Singles Two: James Wade 0-4 Simon Whitlock

Final

Australia 3-1 Wales
Singles One: Damon Heta 4-0 Gerwyn Price
Singles Two: Simon Whitlock 4-2 Jonny Clayton
Doubles: Heta/Whitlock 3-4 Price/Clayton
Singles Four: Damon Heta 4-2 Jonny Clayton

World Cup of Darts 2022 Day Four Preview and Order of Play | Final eight battle it out

The 2022 World Cup of Darts draws to a close in Frankfurt on Sunday as the eight remaining nations aim to get their hands on the trophy.

For the first time in the 12-year history of the tournament, the top eight seeds will all feature in the Quarter-Finals at the Eissporthalle.

The cream has risen to the top over the past three days, now the big guns collide over two unmissable sessions in a quest to deliver glory for their nation.

The opening Quarter-Final sees the new-look Dutch duo of Danny Noppert and Dirk van Duijvenbode take on the long-term pairing of Daryl Gurney and Brendan Dolan of Northern Ireland.

The Netherlands are without Michael van Gerwen for the first time in a decade but have powered their way into the latter stages with crushing wins over Brazil and Republic of Ireland, with Van Duijvenbode notably averaging 110.6 in his singles win over Steve Lennon on Saturday.

Northern Ireland survived a scare against Gibraltar in Round One before overcoming New Zealand in successive singles rubbers and are now eyeing a place in the Semi-Finals for the first time since 2016.

Wales, the 2020 champions, will look to spoil the party in Frankfurt by knocking out host nation Germany.

Decorated duo Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton needed a sudden death leg to see off Austria’s Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez in a pairs decider on Saturday but will be determined to get the job done in the singles this time around.

Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler, meanwhile, edged out Spain 5-4 in their opener before brushing aside Denmark in successive singles and are now bidding to reach the Semi-Finals for the second time in three years.

Belgium have continued their consistent record in this competition by reaching a a tenth World Cup Quarter-Final in 11 years, and they now face 2012 finalists Australia.

Dimitri van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts have already dispatched Japan and Poland with relative ease but will be poised for a tough test from World Cup ever-present Simon Whitlock and top-ranked Aussie Damon Heta.

Whitlock and Huybrechts were involved in the infamous Quarter-Final between these two nations in 2015 which ended in a dramatic pairs win for Belgium.

Reigning champions Scotland put their title on the line against the auld enemy England as Peter Wright and John Henderson face Michael Smith and James Wade.

Scotland are vying to become only the third nation to successfully retain this title but are yet to hit form so far this week, averaging 88 in their pairs win over Hong Kong, before needing a pairs decider to see off Portugal in the Last 16.

England, meanwhile, averaged 98.8 in a 5-1 rout of Czech Republic, but defeat for Wade against Madars Razma meant they needed a pairs decider to stave off a banana skin against Latvia in Round Two.

England have won this title on a joint record four occasions, but both Smith and Wade are out to get their hands on the trophy for the first time.

Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals will be played as two best of seven legs singles matches. In the event of both nations winning one singles match apiece, a best of seven-leg Doubles match will be played to decide the tie.

The final will be played as two best of seven leg singles matches, followed by a best of seven-leg doubles match and then reverse singles matches. The first team to win three games is declared the winner.

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World Cup of Darts 2022 Day Four Schedule

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Sunday June 19

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Quarter-Finals
Netherlands v Northern Ireland
Wales v Germany
Belgium v Australia
England v Scotland

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Semi-Finals
Netherlands/Northern Ireland v Wales/Germany
England/Scotland v Belgium/Australia

Final

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England, Wales, Scotland and Australia prevail in pairs deciders to reach World Cup of Darts Quarter-Finals

The top eight seeded nations safely advanced to the Quarter-Finals of the 2022 World Cup of Darts in Frankfurt on Saturday, with four requiring a pairs decider.

For the first time in the 12-year history of the tournament, the top eight seeds will all feature in the Quarter-Finals after avoiding upsets on Day Three at the Eissporthalle.

Reigning champions Scotland were forced to come through a pairs decider to deny Portugal and keep their title defence on track.

Peter Wright and John Henderson will take on top seeds England in a mouth-watering Last Eight tussle on Sunday after coming through a tense tussle against Jose De Sousa and Vítor Jerónimo.

Henderson whitewashed Jerónimo to set Scotland on their way, but former Grand Slam champion De Sousa battled past World Champion Wright 4-3 in a high-quality affair to prolong the drama.

However, De Sousa was left to rue an astonishing miscount in the opening leg of the pairs match, hitting a maximum to burst their score of 181, and the Portuguese duo never recovered as Wright and Henderson capitalised to clinch a whitewash win.

Michael Smith and James Wade are bidding to win England’s first World Cup crown since 2016, and the Premier League duo battled past Latvia’s Madars Razma and Hauris Gleglu in a hard-fought affair.

Smith continued his blistering form to give the top seeds the initiative, averaging over 100 in a merciless four-leg blitz against Gleglu.

Wade then drew first blood against Razma with a classy 119 kill, but the Latvian captain responded, producing an exhibition of treble 19 hitting to edge out the left-hander in seven legs.

The Latvian duo continued to apply the pressure in the decisive Doubles contest, but Smith and Wade produced a professional performance to progress, running out 4-2 winners with a 96 average.

“I’m proud to wear the shirt and England are through to the next round, so that’s all that matters,” reflected Smith.

“Michael is the best player in the world at the moment, but I know I can match him, so it hurts when you don’t perform,” Wade added.

“I’m gutted with how I played. I tried so hard, but I promise I will be better tomorrow.”

Earlier in the day, Wales’ Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton survived a major scare before edging out Austria’s Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez in a dramatic deciding-leg shoot-out.

Price produced magnificent finishes of 156, 149 and 142 to sink Suljovic in a seven-leg singles thriller, but Rodriguez levelled the tie with an assured 4-2 win over Clayton.

The advantage of throw proved pivotal for Wales in the Doubles, and following six straight holds Clayton backed up successive two-treble visits by pinning double six to dump out last year’s runners-up.

“At the end of the day it’s about winning,” reflected Price, part of the 2020 title-winning pairing alongside Clayton.

“We all want to perform for the crowd but sometimes it’s about grinding out the result. We were under a lot of pressure and didn’t play our best game but we showed a lot of character.”

Dutch duo Danny Noppert and Dirk van Duijvenbode sent out a statement to their title rivals with an imperious display in their second round win over 2019 finalists Republic of Ireland.

The pair fired in nine 180s across their respective matches, with UK Open champion Noppert landing five in the final three legs of his 4-1 win over William O’Connor.

However, it was Van Duijvenbode who stole the headlines, posting a stunning 110.64 average to dismantle Steve Lennon in quick-fire fashion, sealing the deal in 11 and 12 darts.

“I think we’re a good pair,” said Van Duijvenbode, a World Grand Prix finalist in 2020. “We’re here to play well and you have to play well to beat us.

“We won’t say we’ll win it, but we’ll look at it game-by-game. If we play well every game, hopefully we can lift that title.”

Australia’s Simon Whitlock and Damon Heta battled past spirited Swedes Johan Engstrom and Daniel Larsson to reach their third consecutive World Cup quarter-final.

Whitlock defied a mid-game slump to claim a deciding-leg victory over Engstrom, while a sensational 132 finish from Larsson inspired him to a surprise 4-3 win against Heta.

However, the experience of the fifth seeds paid dividends in the Doubles decider, as they maintained their title tilt with a 4-1 triumph.

The 2012 runners-up now play Belgium for a Semi-Final spot, after Dimitri Van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts steered the fourth seeds to a convincing 2-0 victory over Poland.

Van den Bergh opened the Belgian account with a routine 4-1 win over a below-par Krzysztof Ratajski, before Huybrechts maintained his impressive Singles record with a 4-2 win over 18-year-old debutant Sebastian Bialecki.

“We did the job and that’s all that matters,” said Huybrechts, a World Cup runner-up in 2013.

“It’s going to be as tough for Australia as it is for us tomorrow. We’ll give it our all, and the better team will win.”

Hosts Germany will meet Wales in Sunday afternoon’s Quarter-Finals after seventh seeds Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler relinquished just two legs in their tie against Denmark.

Schindler eased past Vladimir Andersen 4-1 in the opening rubber, before Clemens saw off Andreas Toft Jorgensen by the same scoreline, averaging 93 and crashing in two 180s to complete the job.

“It’s always amazing to play a World Cup in Germany,” said Clemens, a semi-finalist alongside Max Hopp two years ago.

“Wales are two of the best players in the world and we are not the favourites, but we are good players and we’ve played well in the last two days.”

Elsewhere, Northern Ireland will play Netherlands in the Last Eight after Daryl Gurney and Brendan Dolan sealed a spot in their second consecutive World Cup Quarter-Final with a convincing win over New Zealand.

Gurney defeated New Zealand debutant Ben Robb in the afternoon’s curtain-raiser, taking out a 117 finish en route to a 4-2 victory.

Dolan then reeled off four straight legs to defeat Warren Parry by the same scoreline, averaging almost 99 and closing out proceedings with legs of 14, 12 and 13 darts.

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World Cup of Darts 2022 Day Three Results

Saturday June 18

Second Round

Afternoon Session

Northern Ireland 2-0 New Zealand
Singles One: Daryl Gurney 4-2 Ben Robb
Singles Two: Brendan Dolan 4-2 Warren Parry

Netherlands 2-0 Republic of Ireland
Singles One: Danny Noppert 4-1 William O’Connor
Singles Two: Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-1 Steve Lennon

Wales 2-1 Austria
Singles One: Gerwyn Price 4-3 Mensur Suljovic
Singles Two: Jonny Clayton 2-4 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Doubles: Price/Clayton 4-3 Suljovic/Rodriguez

Germany 2-0 Denmark
Singles One: Martin Schindler 4-1 Vladimir Andersen
Singles Two: Gabriel Clemens 4-1 Andreas Toft Jorgensen

Evening Session

Australia 2-1 Sweden
Singles One: Simon Whitlock 4-3 Johan Engstrom
Singles Two: Damon Heta 3-4 Daniel Larsson
Doubles: Whitlock/Heta 4-1 Engstrom/Larsson

Belgium 2-0 Poland
Singles One: Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-1 Krzysztof Ratajski
Singles Two: Kim Huybrechts 4-2 Sebastian Bialecki

England 2-1 Latvia
Singles One: Michael Smith 4-0 Nauris Gleglu
Singles Two: James Wade 3-4 Madars Razma
Doubles: Smith/Wade 4-2 Razma/Gleglu

Scotland 2-1 Portugal
Singles One: John Henderson 4-0 Vítor Jerónimo
Singles Two: Peter Wright 3-4 Jose de Sousa
Doubles: Wright/Henderson 4-0 De Sousa/Jerónimo

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World Cup of Darts 2022 Day Three Preview and Order of Play | Second Round singles commence

The Second Round action takes centre stage at the 2022 World Cup of Darts in Frankfurt on Saturday as a host of seeded nations collide.

Though high in drama, the opening round produced little in the way of upsets as all eight seeded nations safely progressed through their pairs tie.

Focus now switches to singles play for place in the final day of action, with two quick-fire singles rubbers followed by a pairs decider if required.

The afternoon session on Day Three kicks off with a clash between Northern Ireland and New Zealand as World Cup stalwarts Daryl Gurney and Brendan Dolan face former World Championship qualifiers Ben Robb and Warren Parry.

Gurney and Dolan were given a tough test by young Gibraltar duo Justin Hewitt and Craig Galliano, but a pivotal 135 checkout on the bull from ‘Superchin’ helped swing the tie in the latter stages.

The former semi-finalists now face a New Zealand side who saw off Switzerland 5-3 in Round One and are bidding to reach the Last Eight for the first time since 2019.

Second seeds Wales, meanwhile, step up their pursuit of a second World Cup title in the space of three years when they face last year’s beaten finalists Austria.

Premier League powerhouses Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton produced the stand-out performance of the opening round with a 99.2 average in defeating the Philippines 5-2.

As a pair, they have reached at least the Quarter-Final stage in three of their four previous World Cup appearances, but face a tricky test against Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez – who were narrowly denied glory last September.

Netherlands’ new-look pairing of Danny Noppert and Dirk van Duijvenbode look to avoid an early exit at the hands of 2019 finalists Republic of Ireland.

The UK Open champion and recent ProTour finalist whitewashed Brazil in Round One but now come up against the passionate pairing of World Cup ever-present William O’Connor and the ice cool Steve Lennon.

Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler aim to raise the roof for hosts Germany when they take on rank outsiders Denmark.

The German duo squandered ten match darts before eventually falling over the line against Spain, but will be eyeing a more comfortable passage into the Last Eight at the expense of Tour Card holder Vladimir Andersen and Andreas Toft Jørgensen – who saw off Singapore in their opener.

The evening session begins with a tie between 2012 finalists Australia and underdogs Sweden.

Simon Whitlock and Damon Heta came agonisingly close to making history as they wired double 18 for a nine-darter during their 5-2 win over Lithuania on Friday, while Daniel Larsson and Johan Engström were 5-2 winners over South Africa to earn only the Swedes’ second win in eight years.

Former finalists Belgium aim to continue their strong record in this event by overcoming the dangerous Polish pair of Krzysztof Ratajski and Sebastian Białecki.

Dimitri van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts safely saw off Japan in their opener and are now looking to reach the Quarter-Finals for the fourth time in five years.

Poland, meanwhile, held their nerve to edge out the USA in a deciding leg after Danny Baggish had missed tops for a 160 checkout, with Ratajski partnering the young debutant to a dramatic win.

England produced the stand-out performance of Day Two as Michael Smith and James Wade registered a combined average of 98.8 in a 5-1 rout of the Czech Republic.

The reigning US Masters champion and ten-time major winner now return to traditional singles action as they face Madars Razma and Nauris Gleglu of Latvia – bidding to reach the Quarter-Finals for the first time.

Scotland step up the defence of their title with a show-down against José de Sousa and Vítor Jerónimo of Portugal.

Peter Wright and John Henderson found their stride to comfortably dispatch Hong Kong 5-1 and are aiming to become only the third nation to successfully retain this title.

Second Round matches will be played as two best of seven legs singles matches. In the event of both nations winning one singles match apiece, a best of seven-leg Doubles match will be played to decide the tie.

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World Cup of Darts 2022 Day Three Schedule of Play

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Saturday June 18

Second Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Northern Ireland v New Zealand
Netherlands v Republic of Ireland
Wales v Austria
Germany v Denmark

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Australia v Sweden
Belgium v Poland
England v Latvia
Scotland v Portugal

England cruise past Czech Republic as Scotland launch World Cup of Darts title defence

England enjoyed a commanding 5-1 win over Czech Republic in the opening round of the 2022 World Cup of Darts in Frankfurt on Friday, while reigning champions Scotland safely saw off Hong Kong.

The first-time pairing of Michael Smith and James Wade combined to produce an average of 98.8 and four 180s on the way to a thumping win over Adam Gawlas and Karel Sedlacek.

The Premier League stars showed no sign of early nerves as they drew first blood courtesy of an 86 finish on the bullseye from Wade.

The left-hander provided an effective foil for Smith, who fired in three of England’s four 180s, and the Premier League duo reeled off the final three legs to advance in emphatic style.

“I’m playing with the best player in the world at the moment. I was buzzing up there,” admitted Wade, making his third World Cup appearance.

“All I have to do is back him up, and when Michael was producing, I was also scoring, so that was reassuring for me.

“I’ve not clicked with a player as much as I’ve clicked with Michael. We have connected and I believe we’re one of the teams to beat.”

Smith and Wade will now meet Latvia in the Last 16, after Madars Razma and Nauris Gleglu posted an impressive 91 average in easing past Hungary 5-1

Former ProTour finalist Razma converted a clinical 104 finish in leg two and landed two 180s as he guided his nation to victory over debutant duo Gergely Lakatos and Nándor Prés.

Reigning champions Peter Wright and John Henderson began their title defence for Scotland with a comfortable 5-2 victory over Hong Kong.

The Scottish duo produced a professional performance to overcome debutants Lok Yin Lee & Ho Tung Ching.

Lee impressed on his big stage debut, but the 2015 quarter-finalists were unable to maintain their promising start, and a brace of 14-dart legs helped Scotland reel off the final four legs without reply.

“They were very dangerous opponents,” said Henderson. “We didn’t know what to expect, but I believe Peter’s experience got us through there.

“I don’t see why we cannot win it again. I’m playing with one of the best players in the world, if not the best!

“We play with pride, we’re representing our country and we are here to win it.”

Australian stars Simon Whitlock and Damon Heta came agonisingly close to landing the first Doubles nine-darter in World Cup history during their 5-2 victory over Darius Labanauskas and Mindaugas Barauskas of Lithuania.

The opening two legs were shared, before the Australian pair started leg three with back-to-back 180s, only for Whitlock to wire double 18 for a spectacular 141 checkout.

Heta returned to clean up a ten-darter, and a 117 finish from Whitlock in leg four inspired the fifth seeds to victory.

“It would mean the world to me to win this,” admitted Whitlock, one of four World Cup ever-presents. “If we could finally lift this trophy for Australia it would be amazing.

“I’ve got a great partner in Damon, he’s overtaken me in the rankings and I’m so proud of him. He’s brilliant, a great guy and a great dart player.

“It would have been lovely to hit the nine-darter but we can try in our next match.”

Dimitri Van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts maintained Belgium’s impeccable First Round record at the World Cup of Darts, breezing past Japan’s Tomoya Goto and Toru Suzuki 5-2.

The fourth seeds were always in control, recovering from a late slump to triumph with a 91 average, as they look ahead to an intriguing second round showdown against Poland.

“It was a good solid game – job done,” said Huybrechts, a finalist in the 2013 event. “We’re always confident because we believe in each other.

“I believe in his ability and he believes in my ability – we always believe in our chances and if we do our job then people have to consider us for the title. We can beat anyone on our day.”

Meanwhile, Krzysztof Ratajski and Sebastian Bialecki survived a match dart in a dramatic deciding leg to edge out American debutants Danny Baggish and Jules van Dongen.

UK Open quarter-finalist Bialecki fired in a perfectly timed 180 in the decider to leave Ratajski on tops, and after Baggish had missed the same target for a stunning 160 clincher it was the Polish number one who pounced.

Former Grand Slam champion Jose De Sousa produced a brilliant barrage of power scoring to steer Portugal to a 5-3 win over Italian newcomers Guiseppe Di Rocco & Gabriel Rollo.

De Sousa fired in four maximums and boasted an individual average of over 105 as he and debutant Vítor Jerónimo overcame a late scare to book a meeting with holders Scotland on Saturday night.

Elsewhere, Swedish stars Daniel Larsson and Johan Engstrom punished a profligate display of doubling from South Africa to secure only their second World Cup win since 2014.

Despite firing in four maximums as a pair, Devon Petersen and Stefan Vermaak squandered 14 darts at double and paid the price, as Sweden capitalised to set up a meeting with Australia.

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World Cup of Darts 2022 Day Two Results

Friday June 17

First Round

Latvia 5-1 Hungary
Poland 5-4 USA
Sweden 5-2 South Africa
Portugal 5-3 Italy
Australia 5-2 Lithuania
England 5-1 Czech Republic
Scotland 5-1 Hong Kong
Belgium 5-2 Japan

World Cup of Darts 2022 | Draw, Live Scores and Schedule of Play

The World Cup of Darts returns to Frankfurt in 2022, and you can follow the latest results and schedule of play here.

The 12th staging of the prestigious invitational takes place at the Eissporthalle from June 16-19, with the two-player teams contesting a combination of Doubles and Singles matches.

The top eight countries are seeded based on the lowest combined PDC Order of Merit ranking of the two representatives.

Last year’s event saw Peter Wright and John Henderson secure a second World Cup title for Scotland, with the duo set to defend their title this summer.

Four-time champions England and Netherlands will both be represented by new-look pairings.

Michael Smith and James Wade will line-up for England, while Danny Noppert and Dirk van Duijvenbode will team up for the Netherlands, with Michael van Gerwen missing the tournament due to arm surgery.

Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton will reunite for a fifth consecutive year to form the partnership which saw the trophy head to Wales in 2020.

Last year’s runners-up Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez will join forces once again, while Dimitri Van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts will bring passion to the stage for Belgium.

Republic of Ireland, the 2019 runners-up will once again be represented by William O’Connor and Steve Lennon.

Damon Heta and Simon Whitlock will look to take the trophy home to Australia for the first time, as will Daryl Gurney and Brendan Dolan for Northern Ireland.

Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler are sure to receive vocal backing from the German-dominant crowd in Frankfurt.

First Round matches are doubles ties, to be contested over the best of nine legs, while Second Round, Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals will be played as two best of seven legs singles matches.

In the event of both nations winning one singles match apiece, a best of seven-leg Doubles match will be played to decide the tie.

The final will be played as two best of seven leg singles matches, followed by a best of seven-leg doubles match and then reverse singles matches. The first team to win three games is declared the winner.

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World Cup of Darts 2022 Schedule of Play

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Thursday June 16

First Round

6pm-10pm
Denmark 5-2 Singapore
New Zealand 5-3 Switzerland
Republic of Ireland 5-2 Canada
Austria 5-3 Finland
Northern Ireland 5-3 Gibraltar
Wales 5-2 Philippines
Germany 5-4 Spain
Netherlands 5-0 Brazil

Friday June 17

First Round

6pm-10pm
Latvia 5-1 Hungary
Poland 5-4 USA
Sweden 5-2 South Africa
Portugal 5-3 Italy
Australia 5-2 Lithuania
England 5-1 Czech Republic
Scotland 5-1 Hong Kong
Belgium 5-2 Japan

Saturday June 18

Second Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Northern Ireland 2-0 New Zealand
Singles One: Daryl Gurney 4-2 Ben Robb
Singles Two: Brendan Dolan 4-2 Warren Parry

Netherlands 2-0 Republic of Ireland
Singles One: Danny Noppert 4-1 William O’Connor
Singles Two: Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-1 Steve Lennon

Wales 2-1 Austria
Singles One: Gerwyn Price 4-3 Mensur Suljovic
Singles Two: Jonny Clayton 2-4 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Doubles: Price/Clayton 4-3 Suljovic/Rodriguez

Germany 2-0 Denmark
Singles One: Martin Schindler 4-1 Vladimir Andersen
Singles Two: Gabriel Clemens 4-1 Andreas Toft Jorgensen

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Australia 2-1 Sweden
Singles One: Simon Whitlock 4-3 Johan Engstrom
Singles Two: Damon Heta 3-4 Daniel Larsson
Doubles: Whitlock/Heta 4-1 Engstrom/Larsson

Belgium 2-0 Poland
Singles One: Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-1 Krzysztof Ratajski
Singles Two: Kim Huybrechts 4-2 Sebastian Bialecki

England 2-1 Latvia
Singles One: Michael Smith 4-0 Nauris Gleglu
Singles Two: James Wade 3-4 Madars Razma
Doubles: Smith/Wade 4-2 Razma/Gleglu

Scotland 2-1 Portugal
Singles One: John Henderson 4-0 Vítor Jerónimo
Singles Two: Peter Wright 3-4 Jose de Sousa
Doubles: Wright/Henderson 4-0 De Sousa/Jerónimo

Sunday June 19

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Quarter-Finals

Netherlands 2-0 Northern Ireland
Singles One: Danny Noppert 4-2 Daryl Gurney
Singles Two: Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-3 Brendan Dolan

Wales 2-0 Germany
Singles One: Gerwyn Price 4-0 Martin Schindler
Singles Two: Jonny Clayton 4-2 Gabriel Clemens

Belgium 1-2 Australia
Singles One: Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-2 Damon Heta
Singles Two: Kim Huybrechts 3-4 Simon Whitlock
Doubles: Van den Bergh/Huybrechts 0-4 Heta/Whitlock

England 2-0 Scotland
Singles One: Michael Smith 4-0 John Henderson
Singles Two: James Wade 4-1 Peter Wright

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Semi-Finals

Wales 2-0 Netherlands
Single One: Gerwyn Price 4-1 Danny Noppert
Singles Two: Jonny Clayton 4-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode

England 0-2 Australia
Singles One: Michael Smith 3-4 Damon Heta
Singles Two: James Wade 0-4 Simon Whitlock

Final

Australia 3-1 Wales
Singles One: Damon Heta 4-0 Gerwyn Price
Singles Two: Simon Whitlock 4-2 Jonny Clayton
Doubles: Heta/Whitlock 3-4 Price/Clayton
Singles Four: Damon Heta 4-2 Jonny Clayton

World Cup of Darts 2022 Pairings

Australia – Damon Heta & Simon Whitlock
Austria – Mensur Suljovic & Rowby-John Rodriguez
Belgium – Dimitri Van den Bergh & Kim Huybrechts
Brazil – Diogo Portela & Artur Valle
Canada – Jeff Smith & Matt Campbell
Czech Republic – Adam Gawlas & Karel Sedlacek
Denmark – Vladimir Andersen & Andreas Toft Jörgensen
England – Michael Smith & James Wade
Finland – Marko Kantele & Aki Paavilainen
Germany – Gabriel Clemens & Martin Schindler
Gibraltar – Justin Hewitt & Craig Galliano
Hong Kong – Lok Yin Lee & Ho Tung Ching
Hungary – Nándor Prés & Gergely Lakatos
Italy – Guiseppe Di Rocco & Gabriel Rollo
Japan – Tomoyo Goto & Toru Suzuki
Latvia – Madars Razma & Nauris Gleglu
Lithiuania – Darius Labanauskas & Mindaugas Barauskas
Netherlands – Danny Noppert & Dirk van Duijvenbode
New Zealand – Ben Robb & Warren Parry
Northern Ireland – Daryl Gurney & Brendan Dolan
Philippines – Lourence Ilagan & RJ Escaros
Poland – Krzysztof Ratajski & Sebastian Bialecki
Portugal – Jose de Sousa & Vítor Jerónimo
Republic of Ireland – William O’Connor & Steve Lennon
Scotland – Peter Wright & John Henderson
Singapore – Paul Lim & Harith Lim
South Africa – Devon Petersen & Stefan Vermaak
Spain – Jose Justicia & Tony Martinez
Sweden – Daniel Larsson & Johan Engstrom
Switzerland – Stefan Bellmont & Thomas Junghans
USA – Danny Baggish & Jules van Dongen
Wales – Gerwyn Price & Jonny Clayton

World Cup of Darts 2022 Prize Fund – Per team

Winners: £70,000
Runners-up: £40,000
Semi-Final losers: £24,000
Quarter-Final losers: £16,000
Second Round losers: £8,000
First Round losers: £4,000

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World Cup of Darts 2022 live stream | How to watch live online

The 2022 World Cup of Darts takes place in Frankfurt, and a live stream is available for all matches.

The 12th staging of the prestigious invitational takes place at the Eissporthalle from June 16-19, with the two-player teams contesting a combination of Doubles and Singles matches.

The top eight countries are seeded based on the lowest combined PDC Order of Merit ranking of the two representatives.

Last year’s event saw Peter Wright and John Henderson secure a second World Cup title for Scotland, with the duo set to defend their title this summer.

Four-time champions England and Netherlands will both be represented by new-look pairings.

Michael Smith and James Wade will line-up for England, while Danny Noppert and Dirk van Duijvenbode will team up for the Netherlands, with Michael van Gerwen missing the tournament due to arm surgery.

Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton will reunite for a fifth consecutive year to form the partnership which saw the trophy head to Wales in 2020.

Last year’s runners-up Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez will join forces once again, while Dimitri Van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts will bring passion to the stage for Belgium.

Republic of Ireland, the 2019 runners-up will once again be represented by William O’Connor and Steve Lennon.

Damon Heta and Simon Whitlock will look to take the trophy home to Australia for the first time, as will Daryl Gurney and Brendan Dolan for Northern Ireland.

Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler are sure to receive vocal backing from the German-dominant crowd in Frankfurt.

All matches will also be available to watch live on laptop, mobile and tablet in various regions worldwide.

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World Cup of Darts 2022 | Day Two Preview and Order of Play

The First Round action continues at the 2022 World Cup of Darts in Frankfurt on Friday with two multiple champions among those on show.

The favourites safely made it through on the opening night at the Eissporthalle and a further quartet of seeded nations will look to join them in Saturday’s Second Round.

All eyes will be on Peter Wright and John Henderson as they begin the defence of their title for Scotland with a tie against rank outsiders Hong Kong.

Wright, who partnered Gary Anderson to glory in 2019, was inspired by a remarkable display from Henderson last September as they regained the title in Jena.

The world number one and former World Grand Prix semi-finalist start out against the new-look pairing of Lee Lok Yin and Ching Ho Tung – who will be out to cause a sensational upset.

Four-time winners England, meanwhile, will be represented for the first time by Michael Smith and James Wade – and the Premier League duo open up with a tricky tie against the Czech Republic.

Three has recently picked up three Players Championship titles, as well as the US Masters, while Wade reached the Semi-Finals of the Premier League and has registered his highest ever TV average this season.

Both are making their third appearances in this event but join forces for the first time, though former World Youth finalist Adam Gawlas and former Tour Card holder Karel Sedláček are poised to offer a tough early examination,

Simon Whitlock is one of only four ever-presents in the World Cup of Darts, and the 2012 finalist joins forces with world number 19 Damon Heta to form a strong Australian side.

The pair have lost at the Quarter-Final stage in their last two World Cup appearances and begin their latest campaign against Darius Labanauskas and Mindaugas Barauskas of Lithuania – who have reached Round Two in successive years.

World Cup specialists Belgium aim to hit the ground running when they take on Toru Suzuki and Tomoya Goto of Japan.

Recent Nordic Masters champion Dimitri van den Bergh teams up with veteran Kim Huybrechts for the fifth year in a row, with the duo having reached two Semi-Finals.

World number 16 Krzysztof Ratajski is partnered for the first time by UK Open quarter-finalist Sebastian Białecki to form a strong Polish pair as they take on Tour Card holders Danny Baggish and Jules van Dongen of the USA.

Former Grand Slam champion Jose de Sousa joins up with Vítor Jerónimo for Portugal – who face Italy’s Giuseppe di Rocco and Gabriel Rollo in Round One.

World Cup veteran Daniel Larsson and Johan Engström form the Sweden side which faces former European Tour event winner Devon Petersen and Stefan Vermaak of South Africa.

The opening tie of the evening sees world number 42 Madars Razma and Nauris Gleglu of Latvia come up against debutant Hungarian duo Gergely Lakatos and Nándor Prés.

The action gets under way from 6pm BST, with all First Round matches comprised of doubles ties – to be contested over the best of nine legs.

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World Cup of Darts 2022 Day Two Schedule of Play

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Friday June 17

First Round

6.15pm Latvia v Hungary
6.45pm Poland v USA
7.15pm Sweden v South Africa
7.45pm Portugal v Italy
8.15pm Australia v Lithuania
8.45pm England v Czech Republic
9.15pm Scotland v Hong Kong
9.45pm Belgium v Japan

World Cup of Darts 2022 Pairings

Australia – Damon Heta & Simon Whitlock
Austria – Mensur Suljovic & Rowby-John Rodriguez
Belgium – Dimitri Van den Bergh & Kim Huybrechts
Brazil – Diogo Portela & Artur Valle
Canada – Jeff Smith & Matt Campbell
Czech Republic – Adam Gawlas & Karel Sedlacek
Denmark – Vladimir Andersen & Andreas Toft Jörgensen
England – Michael Smith & James Wade
Finland – Marko Kantele & Aki Paavilainen
Germany – Gabriel Clemens & Martin Schindler
Gibraltar – Justin Hewitt & Craig Galliano
Hong Kong – Lok Yin Lee & Ho Tung Ching
Hungary – Nándor Prés & Gergely Lakatos
Italy – Guiseppe Di Rocco & Gabriel Rollo
Japan – Tomoyo Goto & Toru Suzuki
Latvia – Madars Razma & Nauris Gleglu
Lithiuania – Darius Labanauskas & Mindaugas Barauskas
Netherlands – Danny Noppert & Dirk van Duijvenbode
New Zealand – Ben Robb & Warren Parry
Northern Ireland – Daryl Gurney & Brendan Dolan
Philippines – Lourence Ilagan & RJ Escaros
Poland – Krzysztof Ratajski & Sebastian Bialecki
Portugal – Jose de Sousa & Vítor Jerónimo
Republic of Ireland – William O’Connor & Steve Lennon
Scotland – Peter Wright & John Henderson
Singapore – Paul Lim & Harith Lim
South Africa – Devon Petersen & Stefan Vermaak
Spain – Jose Justicia & Tony Martinez
Sweden – Daniel Larsson & Johan Engstrom
Switzerland – Stefan Bellmont & Thomas Junghans
USA – Danny Baggish & Jules van Dongen
Wales – Gerwyn Price & Jonny Clayton

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Germany survive Spain scare as Wales and Netherlands start strongly at the World Cup of Darts

Hosts Germany staved off an early exit at the 2022 World Cup of Darts with a tense 5-4 win over Spain in Frankfurt on Thursday, while Wales, Netherlands and Northern Ireland also progressed.

Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler missed ten match darts between them before eventually getting over the line in a dramatic deciding leg against Jose Justicia and Tony Martinez.

The seventh seeds seized the initiative midway through the contest, with Clemens’ 146 checkout in leg five swiftly followed by a classy 108 from Schindler in the sixth.

However, the pair then squandered ten match darts between them in an extraordinary conclusion, before Clemens regained his poise to pin double six in a breathless deciding leg which saw Spain left waiting on 24.

“I have no words. It’s amazing, I am so happy,” said Clemens. “It is a lot of pressure because you want to win for the fans, but I hope we have a full crowd on Saturday, and hopefully we can have another great game.”

Meanwhile, 2020 champions Wales set down an early marker as Gerwyn Price averaged 99.2 in a 5-2 success over Philippines duo Lourence Ilagan and RJ Escaros.

The Premier League pair looked set to run riot following a blistering start, with Clayton following up a maximum from his fellow countryman by cleaning up 84 in two darts for an 11-dart opener.

Ilagan and Escaros fought back to level at two apiece, but finishes of 106 and 108 from Price, sandwiched between a 13-darter, saw them run out convincing winners.

“I’ve been doubting myself recently, so today was a big confidence boost,” admitted Price.

“We have a great bond,” Clayton added. “As long as we play our game, I think we’ve got a fantastic chance of getting our title back.”

Price and Clayton will now face last year’s runners-up – Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez – after the Austrian duo defied a spirited fightback from Finland’s Marko Kantele and Aki Paavilainen to progress.

The Austrians suffered a mid-game slump having stormed into a 3-0 lead, but Suljovic – one of four World Cup ever-presents – sealed the deal in leg eight, having earlier almost clinched the match with a spectacular 156 checkout.

Netherlands’ new-look pairing of Danny Noppert and Dirk van Duijvenbode breezed through to Round Two with a 5-0 whitewash of Brazil’s Diogo Portela and Artur Valle.

Van Duijvenbode, a replacement for Michael van Gerwen – who has undergone surgery on an arm injury – produced an accomplished display alongside UK Open champion Noppert, as the Dutch duo eye a fifth World Cup crown for their nation.

Daryl Gurney vowed to lead Northern Ireland to World Cup glory alongside Brendan Dolan, after they survived a scare to see off Gibraltar’s vibrant young pairing of Justin Hewitt and Craig Galliano.

With a combined age of just 40, Hewitt and Galliano revelled in the partisan atmosphere at the Eissporthalle, restoring parity at three apiece to threaten an unlikely triumph.

However, a magical seventh leg from Gurney turned the tide, with the 36-year-old following up a maximum with a stunning 135 checkout on the bull to set up a 5-3 success.

“I’ve been telling everybody all week, we are going to win it,” insisted Gurney.

“I’ve got one of the best gentlemen, one of the best dart players in the world playing alongside me. I would absolutely love to win the World Cup with Brendan.”

Former finalists William O’Connor and Steve Lennon will face the Netherlands for a Last Eight spot, after the Republic of Ireland began their campaign with a comfortable 5-2 win over Canada’s Jeff Smith and Matt Campbell.

The Irish pair landed back-to-back 16-darters to establish an early 2-0 cushion, before O’Connor followed up a clinical 83 finish on the bull in leg four by wrapping up proceedings in 14 darts.

“It was tough. Steve played absolutely brilliantly there. I’m over the moon,” said a confident O’Connor.

“If Steve can keep doing what he’s doing and I can start doing what I can do, there’s very few that can stop us.”

New Zealand’s Ben Robb and Warren Parry made a winning start in their first appearance as a partnership, battling past Switzerland’s Stefan Bellmont and Thomas Junghans in a hard-fought encounter.

The 2019 quarter-finalists recovered from an edgy start to draw level inside 13 darts, and Robb capped off a solid debut by pinning tops to set up a showdown against sixth seeds Gurney and Dolan.

In the tournament’s curtain-raiser, Danish duo Vladimir Andersen & Andreas Toft Jörgensen eased past Singapore’s Paul Lim and Harith Lim to book a meeting with hosts Germany in round two.

Andersen produced an impressive display to spearhead Denmark to a first World Cup win since 2016, wrapping up an emphatic victory with a 112 finish.

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World Cup of Darts 2022 Day One Results

Thursday June 16

First Round

Denmark 5-2 Singapore
New Zealand 5-3 Switzerland
Republic of Ireland 5-2 Canada
Austria 5-3 Finland
Northern Ireland 5-3 Gibraltar
Wales 5-2 Philippines
Germany 5-4 Spain
Netherlands 5-0 Brazil

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World Cup of Darts 2022 | Day One Preview and Order of Play

The 2022 World Cup of Darts gets under way in Frankfurt on Thursday evening with eight exciting pairs matches.

The 12th staging of the unique invitational takes place at the Eissporthalle from June 16-19, with the two-player teams contesting a combination of Doubles and Singles matches.

The top eight countries are seeded based on the lowest combined PDC Order of Merit ranking of the two representatives.

Four of those seeded nations will be in action on opening night as they bid to avert a shock early exit over the short format.

Wales, the 2020 World Cup winners, come into the event as strong favourites to regain the title, as Premier League stars Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton joining forces once again.

Price and Clayton were dethroned by eventual champions Scotland in last year’s Semi-Finals and begin their latest campaign against veteran Lourence Ilagan and debutant RJ Escaros of the Philippines.

Netherlands, who boast a joint record four World Cup titles, are without Michael van Gerwen for the first in a decade and will be represented by UK Open champion Danny Noppert and fellow top 16 star Dirk van Duijvenbode.

Both players have previously featured in the event alongside Van Gerwen, but a scheduled arm operation has ruled the world number three out of this year’s competition.

The Dutch duo open up with a tie against Brazil – represented by five-time World Championship qualifier Diogo Portela and Artur Valle – who were beaten by England in the First Round last year.

Hosts Germany are set for a rapturous reception as they aim to get their title quest off and running at the expense of Spain.

Semi-finalists two years ago, Germany will be represented by world number 23 Gabriel Clemens and world number 44 Martin Schindler and will face the new-look Spanish duo of José Justicia and Tony Martinez – who both came through Qualifying School to secure a Tour Card earlier this year.

Northern Ireland, who reached the Semi-Finals in 2016, are once again represented by two-time major champion Daryl Gurney and multiple ranking title winner Brendan Dolan and have been drawn to face Justin Hewitt and Craig Galliano of Gibraltar, with the young duo aiming to register their first win in this event.

Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez come into the event unseeded for the second successive year as they aim to go one better than last year’s runner-up spot.

The Austrian aces will face Finland’s Marko Kantele – making his eighth consecutive World Cup appearance – and newcomer Aki Paavilainen.

Republic of Ireland, beaten finalists in 2019, face a tough opening test against 2020 quarter-finalists Canada, as World Cup ever-present William O’Connor and Steve Lennon take on fellow Tour Card holders Jeff Smith and Matt Campbell.

The opening tie of the tournament sees Vladimir Andersen and Andreas Toft Jørgensen of Denmark come up against the experienced Singapore pairing of Paul Lim and Harith Lim – who famously defeated Peter Wright and Gary Anderson of Scotland in 2017.

Switzerland return to the line-up for the first time since 2018, with Euro Tour participants Stefan Bellmont and Thomas Junghans taking on New Zealand’s Ben Robb and Warren Parry – who have both previously featured in World Series events.

The action gets under way from 6pm BST, with all First Round matches comprised of doubles ties – to be contested over the best of nine legs.

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World Cup of Darts 2022 Day One Schedule of Play

All times BST (local time one hour ahead)

Thursday June 16

First Round

6pm-10pm
Denmark v Singapore
New Zealand v Switzerland
Republic of Ireland v Canada
Austria v Finland
Northern Ireland (6) v Gibraltar
Wales (2) v Philippines
Germany (7) v Spain
Netherlands (3) v Brazil

World Cup of Darts 2022 Pairings

Australia – Damon Heta & Simon Whitlock
Austria – Mensur Suljovic & Rowby-John Rodriguez
Belgium – Dimitri Van den Bergh & Kim Huybrechts
Brazil – Diogo Portela & Artur Valle
Canada – Jeff Smith & Matt Campbell
Czech Republic – Adam Gawlas & Karel Sedlacek
Denmark – Vladimir Andersen & Andreas Toft Jörgensen
England – Michael Smith & James Wade
Finland – Marko Kantele & Aki Paavilainen
Germany – Gabriel Clemens & Martin Schindler
Gibraltar – Justin Hewitt & Craig Galliano
Hong Kong – Lok Yin Lee & Ho Tung Ching
Hungary – Nándor Prés & Gergely Lakatos
Italy – Guiseppe Di Rocco & Gabriel Rollo
Japan – Tomoyo Goto & Toru Suzuki
Latvia – Madars Razma & Nauris Gleglu
Lithiuania – Darius Labanauskas & Mindaugas Barauskas
Netherlands – Danny Noppert & Dirk van Duijvenbode
New Zealand – Ben Robb & Warren Parry
Northern Ireland – Daryl Gurney & Brendan Dolan
Philippines – Lourence Ilagan & RJ Escaros
Poland – Krzysztof Ratajski & Sebastian Bialecki
Portugal – Jose de Sousa & Vítor Jerónimo
Republic of Ireland – William O’Connor & Steve Lennon
Scotland – Peter Wright & John Henderson
Singapore – Paul Lim & Harith Lim
South Africa – Devon Petersen & Stefan Vermaak
Spain – Jose Justicia & Tony Martinez
Sweden – Daniel Larsson & Johan Engstrom
Switzerland – Stefan Bellmont & Thomas Junghans
USA – Danny Baggish & Jules van Dongen
Wales – Gerwyn Price & Jonny Clayton

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World Cup of Darts Betting Tips and Accumulator Predictions

The World Cup of Darts heads to Frankfurt in 2022, and we’ve picked out our best betting tips for each day.

The 12th staging of the prestigious invitational takes place at the Eissporthalle from June 16-19, with the two-player teams contesting a combination of Doubles and Singles matches.

Last year’s event saw Peter Wright and John Henderson secure a second World Cup title for Scotland, with the duo set to defend their title this summer.

Four-time champions England and Netherlands will both be represented by new-look pairings.

Michael Smith and James Wade will line-up for England, while Danny Noppert and Dirk van Duijvenbode will team up for the Netherlands, with Michael van Gerwen missing the tournament due to arm surgery.

Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton will reunite for a fifth consecutive year to form the partnership which saw the trophy head to Wales in 2020.

Last year’s runners-up Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez will join forces once again, while Dimitri Van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts will bring passion to the stage for Belgium.

Republic of Ireland, the 2019 runners-up will once again be represented by William O’Connor and Steve Lennon.

Damon Heta and Simon Whitlock will look to take the trophy home to Australia for the first time, as will Daryl Gurney and Brendan Dolan for Northern Ireland.

Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler are sure to receive vocal backing from the German-dominant crowd in Frankfurt.

We’ve picked out our top betting tips for each day’s action below.

World Cup of Darts Darts Betting Tips

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