The 2015 World Cup of Darts will take place in Frankfurt, Germany between June 11 & June 14
This is the 5th year of the event after it's opening year of 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2014
England & The Netherlands have bot won the event twice each and The Netherlands are the reigning champions
32 nations of 2 players will take part in the event, with 16 nations seeded and 16 nations unseeded.
The competition is a straight knockout with the winning nation needing to win 5 matches to become World Cup of Darts Champions

FORMAT

In the first round, all matches will be the best of 9 legs in doubles format
Round 2, Quarter Final & Semi Finals will all be 2 singles matches played as a best of 7 legs, if the score is tied at 1-1 after these 2 singles matches, then a one off best of 7 legs doubles match will decide the winner.
The Final will be played as 4 best of 7 legs singles matches, meaning each player from each side get's to compete against both of their opponents, if the score remains level at 2-2, then a best of 7 doubles match takes place.

TEAMS AND PLAYERS

There 32 teams in the event, 16 seeded teams and 16 non seeded teams, the table below shows which players are in each team and which teams are seeded and which are not
SEEDED TEAMS
SEED
COUNTRY
PLAYER 1
PLAYER 2
01
England
Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
02
Scotland
Gary Anderson
Peter Wright
03
The Netherlands
Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld
04
Australia
Simon Whitlock
Paul Nicholson
05
Belgium
Kim Huybrechts
Ronny Huybrechts
06
N Ireland
Brendan Dolan
Mickey Mansell
07
Wales
Mark Webster
Jamie Lewis
08
Austria
Mensur Suljovic
Rowby-John Rodriguez
09
Germany
Jyhan Artut
Max Hopp
10
Rep Ireland
Connie Finnan
William O'Connor
11
Canada
John Part
Ken MacNeil
12
Spain
Cristo Reyes
Antonio Alcinas
13
Gibraltar
Dyson Parody
Manuel Vilerio
14
South Africa
Devon Petersen
Graham Filby
15
Sweden
Magnus Caris
Daniel Larsson
16
Japan
Haruki Muramatsu
Morihiro Hashimoto
NON SEEDED TEAMS
COUNTRY
PLAYER 1
PLAYER 2
China
Jun Chen
Xuejie Huang
Czech Republic
Michal Kocik
Pavel Jirkal
Denmark
Per Laursen
Per Skau
Finland
Kim Viljanen
Marko Kantele
Hong Kong
Scott MacKenzie
Ting Chi Royden Lam
Hungary
Nandor Bezzeg
Gabor Takacs
India
Ashfaque Sayed
Nitin Kumar
Italy
Daniele Petri
Marco Brentagani
New Zealand
Rob Szabo
Warren Parry
Norway
Robert Wagner
Vegar Elvevoll
Phillipines
Lourence Ilagan
Gilbert Ulang
Poland
Tytus Kanik
Mariusz Paul
Russia
Roman Obukhov
Aleksei Kadochnikov
Singapore
Paul Lim
Harith Lim
Thailand
Thanawat Gaweenuntawong
Attapol Eupakaree
United States
Darin Young
Larry Butler

DRAW

The 1st round draw can be seen below and each respective round will be shown below that
MATCH
TEAM
VERSUS
TEAM
1
England
V
Denmark
2
Japan
V
China
3
Austria
V
Czech Republic
4
Germany
V
India
5
Belgium
V
Philippines
6
Spain
V
Norway
7
Australia
V
Russia
8
Gibraltar
V
Italy
9
Scotland
V
Singapore
10
Sweden
V
Hungary
11
Wales
V
Hong Kong
12
Rep Ireland
V
Poland
13
Northern Ireland
V
Thailand
14
Canada
V
New Zealand
15
Netherlands
V
United States
16
South Africa
V
Finland
The 2nd round draw is below
MATCH
TEAM
VERSUS
TEAM
17
Winner Match 1
V
Winner Match 2
18
Winner Match 3
V
Winner Match 4
19
Winner Match 5
V
Winner Match 6
20
Winner Match 7
V
Winner Match 8
21
Winner Match 9
V
Winner Match 10
22
Winner Match 11
V
Winner Match 12
23
Winner Match 13
V
Winner Match 14
24
Winner Match 15
V
Winner Match 16
The Quarter Final draw is below
MATCH
TEAM
VERSUS
TEAM
25
Winner Match 17
V
Winner Match 18
26
Winner Match 19
V
Winner Match 20
27
Winner Match 21
V
Winner Match 22
28
Winner Match 23
V
Winner Match 24
The Semi Final draw is below
MATCH
TEAM
VERSUS
TEAM
29
Winner Match 25
V
Winner Match 26
30
Winner Match 27
V
Winner Match 28
The Final is below
MATCH
TEAM
VERSUS
TEAM
31
Winner Match 29
V
Winner Match 30

THOUGHTS & BETS

I can only see the winners of this event coming from the top 4 seeds as their players are by far the best pairings in the competition
England should reach the semi finals at least, they are seeded to meet Austria or Germany in the quarter finals and should beat either of those nations comfortably.
Scotland could face a tricky tie against Wales in the quarter finals should they both reach that point, but i fancy them to overcome the Welsh if they do meet
The Netherlands are seeded to reach Northern Ireland in the quarter finals but looking at the pairings i would fancy the Dutch here
Australia are seeded to meet Belgium in the quarter finals and the Huybrechts brothers could give them a very tough match
The semi finals should read as follows -
England v Australia/Belgium & The Netherlands v Scotland England should beat whoever they play from the 2 probable nations they could play
The 2nd semi final should be a great match but i can see the Dutch winning this as both players reached the semi finals of the Premier League and have played really well recently
If the Final is between England & The Netherlands, then it will be a repeat of last years final in which The Netherlands won 3-0, it will also mean that 1 of the sides has won every single one of the 5 finals played as they have both currently won 2 each
The Netherlands are a very strong duo and i can see them winning this, they can currently be backed at 2/1 with Sporting Bet but if you do not have an account with them, then 15/8 is widely available