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World Cup of Darts: Start date, format, how to watch and the latest odds

The World Cup of Darts is set to return in June 2024 with Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton hoping to retain the trophy for Wales following their emphatic final success over Scotland in 2023.

The Welsh pair reigned supreme in the unique team event, capturing the crown for a second time - beating off opposition from 39 other countries.

The 2023 staging of the competition was the first time that 40 nations were included, and also the first time that the tournament was solely played out in doubles format.

again set to be held in Germany this year, has been expanded from 32 to 40 sides and, in what is likely to be the most important change, countries will now only compete in a pairs format. 

Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming 2024 event...

When is the World Cup of Darts?

The World Cup of Darts takes place in June, 2024, with the exact dates to be confirmed.

The event is a key part of the PDC’s summer schedule.

Where is the World Cup of Darts being held?

The World Cup of Darts was hosted in Frankfurt’s Eissporthalle in 2023 - the same venue which hosted the competition on five occasions previously.

The tournament has taken place in Germany in all but two of its 12 editions, with the first event in 2010 taking place in England and the 2020 version in Salzburg, Austria.

Germany looks the frontrunner for the 2024 staging, although that has yet to be confirmed.

How to watch the World Cup of Darts?

The World Cup of Darts will be screened live on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Main Event.

How many times has the World Cup of Darts taken place?

This will be the 14th staging of the competition since its inception in 2010. 

The Netherlands duo of Co Stompe and Raymond van Barneveld beat Wales 4-2 in the first ever final, whilst Aussie pair Heta and Whitlock lifted the trophy two years ago before Wales captured the coveted crown in June 2023.

How often is the World Cup of Darts?

The World Cup of Darts takes place annually, usually in June.

Who has won the World Cup of Darts on the most occasions?

Both England and Netherlands have won the World Cup of Darts on four occasions, more than any other nation.

However, after the pair’s early successes in which they shared the first eight tournaments between them, neither country has won any of the last four editions.

England have reached six finals, while the Netherlands have managed to make five. Scotland are next on the list of most successful nations with five finals appearances and two victories.

Heta and Whitlock defeated Wales in Frankfurtin 2022 and Scottish duo Peter Wright and John Henderson took home the trophy after beating Austria 3-1 in the 2021 final.

The only other side to win the World Cup of Darts are Wales, for whom Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton got the better of England in 2020, before repeating their heroics against Peter Wright and Gary Anderson in 2023.

Which teams are seeded for the World Cup of Darts?

The top four nations based on combined Order of Merit rankings will be seeded to the second round, while the next twelve nations will be seeded in the group stage.

Seeds for the 2024 event will be confirmed in due course, but it appears likely that they will once again be made up of England, Wales, Netherlands and Scotland.

How are the pairs picked?

The PDC selects the two players who will make up each country's pair. 

Typically they are the two highest ranked players from that nation on the PDC Order of Merit - but there can on occasions be exceptions.

What are the confirmed teams for the World Cup of Darts?

Teams for the 2024 event will be announced in May 2024.

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