One of the most popular events in the PDC calendar returns to Hamburg, Germany. The ninth edition of the World Cup with see 32 teams of two players compete for the World Cup’. Defending champions, the Netherlands will be looking to make it three wins in a row. However, they are unlikely to be top seeds.
Rob Cross and Michael Smith with represent England in the World Cup and are likely to be the No.1 seeds this year. However, Gary Anderson has returned from injury, and with his playing partner Peter Wright they also will be one of the leading contenders this year.
The Netherlands team has consisted of the World No.1 and three-time world champion Michael van Gerwen and the five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld. Raymond, however, is likely to be replaced this year due to his lack of form and PDC order of merit ranking. His place is expected to be taken by Jermaine Watterena who is currently placed five positions higher than Barney.
Barney, as fans will know, is currently in his retirement year and has been part of the Netherlands winning team for several years. Whether he will be picked instead of Jermaine is still to be confirmed. Barney may have to win back his position. Many Dutch fans may like to see the most famous Dutch player to pick up a dart play for one last time, and this may still happen.
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Of the 32 team teams, eight teams are seeded, and the remaining 24 teams remain unseeded in the first round. Unlike previous years there is no group, round robin stage. The 2019 event will be a straight knockout to the final.
Competing Nations: 2019 World Cup
|Japan||Netherlands||New Zealand||Nth'n Ireland||Philippines||Poland||Rep of Ireland||Russia|
Players seeding is based on the combined two players PDC ranking
|1||England||Rob Cross and Michael Smith|
|2||Scotland||Peter Wright and Gary Anderson|
|3||Wales||Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton|
|4||Netherlands||Michael van Gerwen and Jermaine Wattimena|
|5||Australia||Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson|
|6||Northern Ireland||Daryl Gurney and Brendan Dolan|
|7||Belgium||Kim Huybrechts and Dimitri Van den Bergh|
|8||Austria||Mensur Suljović and Zoran Lerchbacher|
Played in doubles best of nine legs.
Will be two best of seven legs singles matches. If the scores are tied a best of seven legs, a doubles match determine a match.
Three points needed to win the title. Two best of seven legs singles matches are played followed by a best of seven doubles match. If necessary, one or two best of seven leg singles matches in reverse order are played to determine the champion.
The total prize fund for this year's World cup is £350,000,
Runners up £40,000
Last 16: £8,000
Last 32: £4,000
The PDC World Cup can be viewed via Sky TV and various other television channels across the World. If your country is not broadcasting the event, then you can sign-up and watch it via PDCTV live streaming service.
* England won the title on the sudden death doubles leg.
1 point allocated to a match win either singles or doubles