France and Croatia Miss Out as PDC Names Nations for 2022 World Cup

NEITHER France nor Croatia will be amongst the 32 competing nations in the 2022 Cazoo World Cup of Darts have been confirmed ahead of June’s tournament in Germany.

Taking place at the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt from June 16-19, the 12th staging of the World Cup will see two-player teams representing their countries across four days in a combination of Doubles and Singles matches.

Following one-year absences, New Zealand and Latvia will return to the 2022 line-up, while Switzerland will compete for the first time since 2018.

The 2021 event saw Peter Wright and John Henderson claim a second World Cup title for Scotland, with the duo set to defend their title this summer.

Former champions England, Netherlands and Wales will be among the eight seeded nations.

All 32 competing nations are listed below, with many nations having confirmed their two-player line-ups through various qualification events and criteria.

Nations whose players qualify via the PDC Order of Merit will see their line-ups confirmed on Monday May 30.

South Africa’s Stefan Vermaak will make his World Cup debut alongside Devon Petersen after winning a qualifier earlier this year, while Artur Valle will link up once again with Diogo Portela for Brazil.

Youngsters Justin Hewitt and Craig Galliano qualified from Gibraltar, while Nándor Prés and Gergely Lakatos will represent Hungary for the first time after qualifying through the Hungarian Super League.

VĂ­tor JerĂłnimo won the Open Caldas da Rainha to secure a place alongside Jose de Sousa for Portugal, while the top two-ranked DartPlayers New Zealand players, Ben Robb and Warren Parry, will represent their nation.

Italy’s qualifiers were Guiseppe Di Rocco, Gabriel Rollo, while knockouts have also been staged across Asia for Japan (Tomoyo Goto & Toru Suzuki), Hong Kong (Lok Yin Lee & Ho Tung Ching), Singapore (Paul Lim & Harith Lim) and the Philippines (Lourence Ilagan & RJ Escaros).

The PDCNB rankings have been used to provide qualifying players for a handful of nations with PDC Tour Card Holders, with Darius Labanauskas joined by Mindaugas Barauskas for Lithuania, Madars Razma partnered by Nauris Gleglu for Latvia, Denmark’s Vladimir Andersen playing alongside Andreas Toft Jörgensen and Finland’s Marko Kantele competing with Aki Paavilainen.

Due to travel issues, China will not be competing in this year’s event.

2022 Cazoo World Cup of Darts-Competing Nations

Czech Republic
Hong Kong
New Zealand
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
South Africa

Tickets for the Cazoo World Cup of Darts are on sale now through PDC Europe.

The Cazoo World Cup of Darts will be televised on Sky Sports for UK viewers, through the PDC’s international broadcast partners, including DAZN and Viaplay, and on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers.

2022 Cazoo World Cup of Darts

Eissporthalle, Frankfurt

Session Schedule
Thursday June 16 (1900 local time, 1800 BST)
First Round x8

Friday June 17 (1900 local time, 1800 BST)
First Round x8

Saturday June 18
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)
4x Second Round

Evening Session (1900 local time, 1800 BST)
4x Second Round

Sunday June 19
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)

Evening Session (1900 local time, 1800 BST)
Semi-Finals & Final


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