The World Cup teams were announced and it was revealed that only nine players are still ever present in the tournament.

These include the likes of Toni Alcinas, Brendan Dolan, Mensur Suljovic and Simon Whitlock; as well as Per Laursen and Darin Young.
Two players who have now lost their ever present records as a result of the latest announcement include John Part and Raymond van Barneveld.
Part has been replaced in the team by CDC standout Jim Long with ‘Barney’ replaced at the World Cup by Jermaine Wattimena.
This shows almost a changing of the guard with certain well known players no longer qualifying for the showpiece pairs event in Hamburg.

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Author: Samuel Gill