PDC World Cup Of Darts 2024: Finals Day Preview: Who Will Become The New Champion?

Published on 30 June 2024 at 08:00

After a Saturday full of surprise and shock results in Frankfurt, which country looks set to win the 2024 PDC World Cup of Darts after defending champions Wales were knocked out in the round of 16?


In a last leg decider on Saturday night, the Welsh duo of Jonny Clayton and the debuting Jim Williams saw Wales' hopes of back-to-back World Cups come to a screeching halt at the hands of Croatia. A particularly clinical Boris Krcmar performance saw the Croats win 8-7.


Croatia will now meet a fellow dark horse in the quarter final: the Austria pairing of Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez, who ended the hopes of Chinese Taipei with a strong performance and an 8-4 win.


The right half of the draw is completed with Belgium taking on Italy. Both teams completed arguably the best performances of the weekend in their last 16 matches, with Belgium battering the Dutch duo of Michael Van Gerwen and Danny Noppert 8-2


Italy meanwhile completed one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history by knocking out the 2022 Champions Australia in a last leg shootout after surviving six match darts.


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And in the other half of the draw, all eyes will be on a potential England showdown with Scotland in the semi finals, but both have some tricky quarter final opponents to navigate past first.

The English duo of Luke Humphries and Michael Smith started off slow against France, before rattling off consecutive legs to complete a convincing victory. They'll now face Northern Ireland, who ended Germany's hopes of winning in front of a home crowd in a classic.


Gary Anderson and Peter Wright, last year's runners up, cruised past Poland and will now look to repeat their performance against Sweden, eyeing up a third World Cup trophy for the country.

By Jaspar Shepherdson

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Image Credit: Smian03

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