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TOMORROW'S LINE UP!That's all for tonight, here's what we have in store tomorrow, with a double-session of World Cup action!
NETHERLANDS 5-0 GIBRALTAR
The defending champions sail through!
Van Gerwen kicked off the match with a 160 finish and Barney almost finished it in the same style, missing tops.
MVG returns to pick out tops and seal their progression with a 102.95 average. Comfortably the highest average of the first-round!
NETHERLANDS 4-0* GIBRALTAR
This is an absolute stroll for the defending champions.
Van Gerwen and Van Barneveld both post 140's and MVG converts a classy 103 kill to make it 4-0!
NETHERLANDS *3-0 GIBRALTAR
Van Barneveld posts a timely 140 to leave 78 after 12 darts, and Van Gerwen cleans it up in two darts to seal a double-break for the Dutch!
The German pair joined Laura Woods on stage after their brilliant performance to beat Sweden
NETHERLANDS 2-0* GIBRALTAR
Van Gerwen kicks off the leg with a maximum, and Van Barneveld wires D8 for a 96 finish, which would have been a 12-darter.
MVG misses three at double but Gibraltar are way back, and Barney nails D2 to double the Dutch lead!
NETHERLANDS *1-0 GIBRALTAR
Not a bad start!
There were rumours Michael van Gerwen had been suffering with a bad back, but he opens up by hammering home a 160 finish!
DUTCH DARTING GIANTS ON THE WAY!
Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld will be looking to sign off the night's action in style!
SCHINDLER THE STAR
SWEDEN 3-5 GERMANY
GERMANY ARE THROUGH!Schindler fires in a brilliant maximum to put Germany on the brink, and after Hopp wires tops for a 115 match-winner, Schindler returns to sink tops and send the crowd wild!
SWEDEN 3-4* GERMANY
MAGNIFIQUE MARTIN!Schindler secures the all-important break for Germany after firing in a sublime 126 checkout on D6. The Frankfurt crowd are going bonkers!
SWEDEN *3-3 GERMANY
This is a real high-quality contest. Larsson fires in a timely 139 to pressure Schindler's shot at D12 but 'The Wall' is up to the task, pinning the double with his final dart to level up once more.
SWEDEN 3-2* GERMANY
Daniel Larsson is throwing excellently. He kicks off the leg with a 180 but Germany are equal to it.
Schindler misses the bull for an incredible 164 checkout, but Larsson completes a brilliant 76 finish after a wayward first dart.
Germany are trailing despite averaging 95!
SWEDEN *2-2 GERMANY
Another strong leg on throw for the Germans. Hopp produces a fine set-up shot to leave D8 after 15 darts and Schindler makes no mistake. 16-dart hold, and neither side has missed a dart at double thus far!
SWEDEN 2-1* GERMANY
Max Hopp sends the crowd wild after hammering home the first maximum of the contest, but Dennis Nilsson completes a clinical 84 kill on D8 for another hold. Risky way to go with Germany sat on 104, but it paid dividends!
SWEDEN *1-1 GERMANY
Solid leg on throw for Germany. Schindler emphatically nails D12 with his first dart to level up proceedings.
SWEDEN 1-0* GERMANY
First blood to Sweden as Dennis Nilsson pegs tops at the first time of asking. That was met by a chorus of boos from the Frankfurt faithful!
GERMANY IN ACTION!Max Hopp and Martin Schindler lead home hopes in Frankfurt. They receive a brilliant reception ahead of their clash against Sweden's Daniel Larsson and Dennis Nilsson!
RESULTS SO FAR!It's been a fine night of action so far, and we still have two more games to come!
ENGLAND 5-3 CZECH REPUBLIC
England are through!
Cross and Chisnall held their nerve after a resilient performance from the Czech duo, and the world champion sealed England's progression with a 13-dart hold on tops!
They will face Singapore in the second-round!
ENGLAND *4-3 CZECH REPUBLIC
Game on! Benecky fires in a brilliant 104 finish to hold throw for Czech Republic. They have plenty of support in Frankfurt. Surely they can't.....
ENGLAND 4-2* CZECH REPUBLIC
Fine leg from the Czech Republic. Sedlacek lands his second maximum, before cleaning up 52 in two darts for a 14-dart break of throw. Lovely darts!
ENGLAND *4-1 CZECH REPUBLIC
Sublime from England! Cross posts a 174, and Chisnall follows that up with a delightful 134 finish.
308 in just six darts for the second seeds!
ENGLAND 3-1* CZECH REPUBLIC
Chisnall lands his second 180 and although England miss four more darts at double, Cross restores their two-leg lead via D8!
ENGLAND *2-1 CZECH REPUBLIC
Sedlacek kicks off the third leg with a maximum. However, a visit of just 13 from Benecky lets England in, and Chisnall pounces with a maximum.
Benecky then fails to register a dart at 90, but the Czech are handed a reprieve. Cross and Chisnall miss two darts at double apiece and Sedlacek nails tops with his final dart for a vital hold.
ENGLAND 2-0* CZECH REPUBLIC
Dave Chisnall has lost almost three stone since undergoing a hernia operation and he's throwing well in the early stages.
Cross is also looking composed- he nails D18 for a 13-dart hold. Strong start from England!
ENGLAND *1-0 CZECH REPUBLIC
Sedlacek kicks off with successive 140's, but a couple of sloppy visits lets England in.
However, Benecky misses one dart at tops and Chisnall converts D4 with his last dart in hand for an instant break!
AN ALL-NEW ENGLAND!Rob Cross and Dave Chisnall are underway against the Czech pairing of Roman Benecky & Karel Sedlacek!
ENGLAND ON THE WAY!England are up next against the Czech Republic.
Here's a look at the new-look pairing that will aim to lead them to a fifth World Cup of Darts title!
WATCH: LAST LEG DRAMA!
What a thrilling conclusion between Belgium and Republic of Ireland, as O'Connor almost sealed the deal with a spectacular 170!
WATCH: DIMITRI'S SKIN-SAVING 130 FINISH!
The seventh seeds were given a huge fright, but they prevailed in one of the most dramatic first-round ties in World Cup of Darts history!
Look what it means to them!
BELGIUM 5-4 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
WHAT A MATCH! BELGIUM HAVE DONE IT!
Amazing final leg. Lennon kicked it off with a maximum, but Van den Bergh replied in kind, before firing in a brilliant 125 set-up to leave 36 after 12 darts.
O'Connor then missed the bull for an incredible 170 checkout to win it in style, before Huybrechts pegged D18 with his last dart to seal the deal, provoking jubilant scenes from the Belgian duo!
Phew....Now to get our breath back!
BELGIUM *4-4 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Brilliant from the Belgians!Huybrechts kicks off with a 1354, before Van den Bergh fires in his first maximum. Van den Bergh holds his nerve; completing a 54 checkout for an incredible 11-darter.
We're going all the way!
BELGIUM 3-4* REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
What a finish from Dimitri!With Republic of Ireland sat on 48 for the match, Van den Bergh piles in a nerveless 130 finish on the bull to keep their hopes alive!
BELGIUM *2-4 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Republic of Ireland are one leg away!Van den Bergh hits a 121 to leave Huybrechts on 67, but Kim misses one dart at tops and O'Connor hits the same target at the first time of asking!
BELGIUM 2-3* REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Much better scoring leg from Huybrechts and Van den Bergh, but Dimitri misses three at double for the second straight leg. However, Kim pegs tops to reduce the arrears to 3-2. Game on!
BELGIUM *1-3 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Belgium break back! They miss four darts at double between them, but Huybrechts pins D10 to open their account, after Lennon wired one dart at tops for a 4-0 lead!
BELGIUM 0-3* REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Republic of Ireland are running riot! O'Connor converts a two-dart 60 kill for a double-break of throw. Can Belgium respond?
BELGIUM *0-2 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Belgium are in a bit of early bother. Lennon kicks off the second leg with a maximum, before cleaning up a 76 finish for a 15-dart hold for the Republic of Ireland!
BELGIUM 0-1* REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
The Republic of Ireland pair leave 87 after just 9 darts and despite missing six darts at double, Lennon eventually converts D4 to break throw, after a torrid opening leg for Belgium.
DANCING DIMITRI SET FOR WORLD CUP BOW!Dimitri van den Bergh pulls out his trademark moves as the sides make their way to the stage, and even Kim Huybrechts joins in! They take on Republic of Ireland, who are represented by William O'Connor and Steve Lennon!
Superchin knows he and Brendan Dolan were a touch fortunate!
HUNGARY 3-5 SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa survive a scare!
O'Brien misses three darts for the match, and Petersen returns the favour!
Bezzeg misses D7 to force a decider for Hungary, and O'Brien regains his composure to seal South Africa's progression on D2!
HUNGARY 3-4* SOUTH AFRICA
Liam O'Brien really is playing the captain's role for South Africa.
Petersen is desperately struggling, but O'Brien takes out 72 on D9, after Alexits made a complete hash of a 39 checkout.
O'BRIEN'S BIG FINISH
Some good stuff from the debutant, none more so than this big finish to get on the board
HUNGARY *3-3 SOUTH AFRICA
Excellent darts from Alexits, who posts two 140's in the leg to give Hungary control of the leg.
He then misses three darts to level, but for the second straight leg Petersen squanders three at double, and Bezzeg hits D5 to make it three apiece!
HUNGARY 2-3* SOUTH AFRICA
Hungary hit back!Brilliant darts once more from O'Brien, as his 140 leaves Petersen on tops. However, Devon those three awful darts at double, allowing Alexits to reduce the arrears via tops!
HUNGARY *1-3 SOUTH AFRICA
Three on the spin for South Africa!
Poor leg from both sides, but Alexits misses three at double to level up the contest, as Petersen pins tops to make it 3-1!
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