PHOTOS: What if darts elite players were representing their countries at Euro 2024?

This Friday night, Euro 2024 gets underway in Germany. Darts and football have been sports with a good crossover and this has inspired the Instagram account "Ultimatedarts" to re-imagine darts biggest stars as footballers representing their respective nations.

Among others, we see Luke Humphries and Luke Littler is the shirt of the English national team. Michael van Gerwen, in turn, may put on the shirt of the captain of the Dutch national team, Virgil van Dijk. Gabriel Clemens shows off the colours of the home nation, Germany. Thibault Tricole replaces the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Oliver Giroud for pre-tournament favourites France with Peter Wright getting the nod to don the colours of Scotland in their second successive Euros.

This is not the first crossover between the world of darts and Euro 2024 either. Darts' new sensation Luke Littler made a cameo in the official squad announcement video for the England team last week, revealing the inclusion of Manchester United prodigy Kobbie Mainoo in Gareth Southgate's squad for the major tournament, with fans having a great reaction to Littler's performance online.

One fan asked in reply: "Is this the Harry Maguire replacement?" in reference to the Manchester United defender being omitted from the squad due to a calf injury. Another fan commented: "I bet Luke could do a better job than Southgate," whilst a third England supporter added: "Legend, go on Luke!"

As mentioned, the Euros themselves get underway on Friday night at the Allianz Arena in Munich, as home nation Germany open the tournament against Scotland. Or, in darting terms, Gabriel Clemens versus Peter Wright. To see both Clemens and Wright, plus the rest of the elite darters brilliantly re-imagined for yourself, check out the images down below!

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