The World Cup of Darts 2019 will take place from 6-9 June in Hamburg. Dartsnews introduces the competing nations ahead of the start of the event.

We are paying attention to Wales and Netherlands, two of the seeded teams in Germany. Both nations have been part of the World Cup of Darts since the inaugural event in 2010.

Wales

Wales is one of the biggest outsiders for the title this year at the World Cup of Darts. With Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton has Wales two players this year who both have won a PDC ranking title this season.
Price makes his fourth appearance at this tournament. ‘The Iceman’ made his debut in 2016 and reached the final in 2017 with Mark Webster. They lost to the Netherlands in the final. After this edition, Jonny Clayton replaced ‘The Spider’ and he reached the quarter-finals with Price in 2018.
Wales also reached the final of the World Cup in 2010. Dutch duo Raymond van Barneveld and Co Stompé beat Mark Webster and Barrie Bates in the final.

Gerwyn Price

Nickname: The Iceman
Age: 34
World Cup participations: 4
Best performance: Final (2017)
First round opponent: Singapore
PDC Ranking: 7

Jonny Clayton

Nickname: The Ferret
Age: 44
World Cup participations: 2
Best performance: Quarter-Finals (2018)
First round opponent: Singapore
PDC Ranking: 15

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Photo: Kelly Deckers/PDC

Netherlands

The Netherlands are the defending champion at the World Cup of Darts. Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld claimed the title last year after beating Scotland in the final. After success in 2010, 2014 and 2017 it was a fourth World Cup title for the Netherlands.
Van Barneveld was part of the team four times, but had to give his place to Jermaine Wattimena this year. ‘The Machine Gun’ is the second Dutch player on the PDC Order of Merit and makes his debut at the World Cup of Darts.
Since Van Gerwen made his first appearance in 2013, the Dutch team reached the final four times. With the world number one in the team, the Netherlands only lost in 2013 (second round) and 2015 (semi-finals) before the final.

Michael van Gerwen

Nickname: Mighty Mike
Age: 30
World Cup participations: 7
Best performance: Tournament winner (2014, 2017 and 2018)
First round opponent: Spain
PDC Ranking: 1

Jermaine Wattimena

Nickname: The Machine Gun
Age: 31
World Cup participations: 1
Best performance: Debut (2019)
First round opponent: Spain
PDC Ranking: 23

Michael van Gerwen and Jermaine Wattimena represent the Netherlands at the World Cup of Darts

Photo: Kelly Deckers (L) and Pieter Verbeek (R)


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Author: Pieter